Charles Rangel

Charles Bernard Rangel is an American politician. He has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1971, representing New York's 15th congressional district. In January 2007 he will become Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.
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For 140 years now, African-Americans have celebrated the final attainment of their freedom on the 19th of June.

Charles Rangel

If we believe in our current penal process, then the penalties imposed by judges and juries should be the only sanctions for one's crime, not the invisible sanctions of the legislature.

Charles Rangel

The damage to Grenada from Hurricane Ivan was easily in the billions of dollars - several times more than the country's Gross Domestic Product.

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Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight.

Charles Rangel

The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.

Charles Rangel

At least 23,000 civilians have also died in the Iraqi killing field and the U.S. is stuck in a quagmire.

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Democracies are based on the principle that their citizens participate actively in the decision-making processes of the government.

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Thousands of people may have been killed by hurricane Katrina and many more could die in its aftermath because of the President's refusal to heed the calls of governors for help in repairing the infrastructure in their states.

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As a nation we should commit ourselves not only to the fight against terrorism, but to economic justice, defeat of the AIDS epidemic and vestiges of discriminatory policies of all kinds.

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The people who couldn't get out of New Orleans to escape the storm were predominantly Black.

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The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery.

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We don't windsurf in Harlem.

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Unfortunately, today we still face the predicament that millions of American citizens are denied their right to vote.

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Without question, conditions in the Haiti are worse since Aristide's removal, and continue to deteriorate.

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Many of the undocumented immigrants from the Caribbean islands have been living, working and making vital contributions to our country for many years.

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I, for one, would think both about how far we have come as a country and how much further we need to go to erase racism and discrimination from our society.

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We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.

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Other Caribbean cultural expressions, like food, dance and art, are becoming established in mainstream America.

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The United States is historically a nation of immigrants.

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As we enter this annual season of threat in 2005, this Congress should take the lead in preparing our Caribbean neighbors for the events to come.

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Today many Caribbean workers can be found in the hospital, construction, service and hotel industries, but there is also a growing professional sector.

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The President's policies in Iraq contributed to the slow response of federal troops who should have been on alert even before the hurricane struck.

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