Congresswoman Kelly Statement on the Designation of Pullman National Monument
Congresswoman Robin Kelly issued the following statement today on the designation of Pullman as a national monument by President Barack Obama.
This is a great day for Pullman. I’m exceedingly excited, and personally proud, to represent the Pullman community in our nation’s capital. Today, February 19, 2015, is the day that many of us have dreamed about – and talked about – for years, even decades. Pullman National Monument will be a crown jewel of the community, a remarkable achievement made possible only through the cooperation and collaboration of leaders from the public and private sectors and the residents of the neighborhood. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, the history and legacy of Pullman will endure for generations to come and people from all over the country will be encouraged to visit and learn more about the vital role Pullman played in our nation’s labor and civil rights history.