Speech:

Statement on Religious Liberty and LGBTQ+ Adoption

Speaker:

Sean Patrick Maloney

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (1966–) began his political career working on Bill Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns. In Clinton’s second term, Maloney served as a senior West Wing adviser—known as the “highest ranking openly homosexual man on the White House staff.” After the Clinton administration, he worked in the corporate and legal worlds, returning…  Read more.
Speech:

Lewis Statement on Marriage Equality

Speaker:

John Lewis

John Robert Lewis (February 21, 1940 – July 17, 2020) was born on his family’s farm outside of Troy, Alabama. His parents, Willie Mae and Eddie Lewis, were sharecroppers. As a child, Lewis attended segregated public schools in Pike County, Alabama. In his memoir, Lewis wrote of encounters with racist violence and inequitable segregation during his childhood.  Read more.
Speech:

Boston Marathon Bombing

Speaker:

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth (Herring) Warren was born on June 22, 1949 in Oklahoma to a struggling middle-class family. In 1968, she married Jim Warren and raised two children with him until they divorced ten years later. Warren graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology from the University of Houston in 1970. After working as…  Read more.