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30 Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes From The Texas U.S. Representative

Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes are inspiring.

Born on 12 January, 1950, Sheila Jackson Lee is the United States Representative for Texas's 18th Congressional District.

A member of the Democratic Party, Sheila Jackson Lee assumed office on 3 January, 1995 and is currently serving her 14th term in the house. She has also served in the House Science Committee and has played an active role in the subcommittee overseeing NASA and space policy.

Some of the popular bills Jackson Lee was a primary sponsor of include Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act and Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019, among others.

These quotes by Jackson Lee give us a glimpse into her long and fruitful political career.

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Famous Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes On America

Sheila Jackson Lee quotes on America make you feel patriotic.

These Jackson Lee quotes about America tell us about her love and admiration for her own country.

1. "The greatness of Americans is that we are mosaic - we are diverse."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

2. "I am about the people of the United States of America and the people of Houston, Texas."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

3. "I think the Justice Department needs to be the final protector of the people of the United States of America."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

4. "Millions of Americans find community, comfort and support in their faith."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

5. "America has a right to the Second Amendment, but the people of America have a right to safety and the prevention of gun violence in their community."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

Inspirational Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes

Sheila Jackson Lee quotes are amazing to read.

These amazing Sheila Jackson Lee quotes on everything from love for her work to empowering women are sure to inspire you.

6. "Love is like a roller coaster. It can take you to the highest, most spectacular heights or drop you to bottom in seconds. However, even with the risks, love is undoubtedly worth it in the end."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

7. "I love the people I get to serve and I have wonderful colleagues that I get the chance to serve with."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

8. "I'm a woman of a certain era."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

9. "I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

10. "We now stand together on that mountain of which we never thought we would see."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

11. "I join thousands across the world in condemning the military coup in Myanmar, led by the military’s commander in chief. This blatant attack on democracy demonstrates an utter disregard for the will of the people and cannot be ignored."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

12. "The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act is comprehensive legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, reassess marijuana convictions, and invest in local communities."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

13. "We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

14. "Marching with over a million women in support of our reproductive rights was one of the most empowering things I have done, both as a woman and as a Member of Congress."

— Sheila Jackson Lee.

15. "What am I a prostitute? Am I your prostitute? You can’t prostitute me."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

16. "We have not won the battle against drug trafficking."

— Sheila Jackson Lee.

17. "We as Public Servants must not be silent! We have to speak to the pain of African American men and youth across the country during this time! We have to be firm about our voices being heard."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

18. "Today we have two Vietnams, side by side, north and south."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

19. "I do the work in this office. I do it quietly and consistently, and I check off the boxes of who's being helped and who's in need."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

20. "Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, ‘a transitional living fund.’ For that is what it is – for people to be able to live."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

Amazing Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes On Empowering Minorities

Sheila Jackson Lee has always been vocal about the injustices faced by the minorities in America. These quotes from Sheila Jackson Lee highlight the problems as well as the steps needed to be taken to correct the wrongs.

21. "The role of the federal government supporting the institution of slavery and subsequent discrimination directed against blacks is an injustice that must be formally acknowledged and addressed."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

22. "I was in the Black Power movement. I feel as energized about Black Lives Matter. I don't feel in any way separated from Black Lives Matter. I do believe we are hand and glove. I am the legislative tool."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

23. "The minority must have involvement in society. You can have different cultural practices that you accept. But if you are going to adopt democracy in government, then the government itself must allow the minority to be heard."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

24. "We will heal the nation, but we will not stop until the nation knows Black Lives Matter and reparations are passed as the most significant civil rights legislation of the 21st Century. Now is the time why we can't wait."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

25. "I think I've been a victim of discrimination, sexism and even racism, frankly, because I am sure there is a whole array of stories to be told, and I don't go around trying to find out about them ... I don't worry about it."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

26. "The uncomfortable truth is that the United States owes its position as the most powerful nation in the world to its slave-owning past."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

27. "We want to isolate white supremacy. White racism, domestic terrorism, we want to look at each other as our fellow brothers and sisters."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

28. "Truth and reconciliation about the 'original sin of American slavery' is necessary to light the way to the beloved community we all seek."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

29. "I take no issue with anyone who chooses to go out and castigate, because I'm a tough lady, and I have been in the skin of a woman and an African-American, and I understand the injustices we have to live through, and I just take it with a smile because I love the institution."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

30. "Our marijuana laws disproportionately harm individuals and communities of color, leading to convictions that damage job prospects, access to housing, and the ability to vote."

-Sheila Jackson Lee.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Sheila Jackson Lee quotes then why not take a look at activism quotes, or [Henry Wallace quotes]?

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