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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

‘We’ve made progress, we still have a lot of work to do,’ says Rep. Beatty on MLK Day

Jan 18, 2021
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is especially meaningful for Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03), who just began her tenure as the new Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

"As I think of the significance of Martin Luther King Day and honoring his legacy and celebrating him at the same time that I will be serving as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus," said Beatty. "It's an honor because it allows me to not only continue his message and legacy but to deal with all of the issues that we are facing right now, here in my district and across the United States."

Columbus Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03) just began her tenure as the new chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. She says beginning this new role has not been without challenges. 

She says beginning this new role has not been without challenges.

"When we think about what just happened on January 6th, with the United States Capitol insurrection with white supremacy on display: it gives me great pause. But it also tells me that we must unite and we must come together," she said.

Beatty says her priorities for the new year include passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

"While we've made progress, we still have a lot of work to do," she said.

This article was originally published by ABC 6 on January 18, 2021.