Support Harriet Tubman Waterway Act


43523472_1580947647502594_r.jpeg Washington, DC – HR 1242 Resilience Project and their coalition partners will descend on March 10, 2020, at Capitol Hill to urge Congress to introduce The Harriet Tubman Waterway Act & commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, something Harriet strongly advocated.

Harriet Tubman Day is an American holiday in honor of the anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman, observed on March 10 across the country.

HR 1242 Resilience Project hand-delivered proposed legislation was presented to Rep. Lisa Blunt-Rochester (D-DE), Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) and others on December 11. This legislation would establish the Harriet Tubman Waterway Act, which calls for the renaming of Virginia Inside Passage in honor of Harriet Tubman. 

The Virginia Inside Passage, along with several bays located in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware was the corridor for freedom along the Eastern Shore of Delmarva Peninsula and saw countless enslaved Africans take this route to emancipate themselves from the shackles of slavery. Harriet Tubman made 13 trips between her home in Dorchester County on the Delmarva Peninsula and Philadelphia, knew the area, mastered the elements, and never lost a passenger. The mouth of this waterway begins at the Chesapeake Bay, which was the entry point of many slave ships arriving from West Africa.   

Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist, humanitarian, women's rights advocate, and conductor for The Underground Railroad is a historical icon that embodies the spirit of resilience. Your donation would aide our grassroots advocacy in getting this bill on the floor of the House of Representatives and ultimately passed.

Donations

  • Harriet Tubman Boosters 
    • $100 
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  • Harriet Tubman Boosters 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Laurel Ullyette 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos

Organizer

Lisa Samuels 
Organizer
Flushing, NY
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