H.Res. 1566: Recognize and Commemorate The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the National Sit-In Movement.

H.Res. 1566

Recognize and Commemorate The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the National Sit-In Movement.

Sponsor
Rep. John Lewis

Date
July 30, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1566 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Thursday, July 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1566 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC);
  • “Recognizes and commemorates the significance and importance of SNCC and its role in organizing the national sit-in movement and the role that they played in the desegregation of American society and for creating the political climate necessary to pass legislation to expand civil rights and voting rights for all people in the United States;
  • “Encourages the people of the United States to recognize and celebrate the legal victories of the national sit-in movement that sought to eradicate segregation in United States society;
  • “Aspires to work with the same courage, determination, dignity, and commitment exemplified by those pioneering students who dared to challenge a segregated society by addressing modern-day inequalities and injustice.”