H.Res. 1094: Commemorating the life of the late Cynthia DeLores Tucker

H.Res. 1094

Commemorating the life of the late Cynthia DeLores Tucker

Date
May 11, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1094 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA) on February 22, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1094 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • "Commemorates the life of the late Cynthia DeLores Tucker;
  • "Salutes the lasting legacy of the achievements of C. DeLores Tucker;
  • "Encourages the continued pursuit of the vision of C. DeLores Tucker to eliminate racial and gender prejudice from all corners of our society"

 

Background

The late Cynthia DeLores Tucker dedicated her life to eliminating racial barriers by championing civil rights and rights of women in the United States. In 1965, in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, C. DeLores Tucker participated in the White House Conference on Civil Rights and marched from Selma to Montgomery with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in support of the 1965 Voting Rights Bill, which was later signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.