Sinema Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution Celebrating Black History Month

Feb 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored a bipartisan Senate resolution celebrating Black History Month and honoring the contributions of Black Americans throughout the history of the United States.
“Our bipartisan resolution honors Black Americans for their exceptional contributions to our country—and today, I’m especially thinking of Arizona’s Calvin Goode who worked relentlessly to make our state a better place,” said Sinema.

Popularly known as the “conscience of the Phoenix City Council,” Councilman Calvin Goode served on the Phoenix City Council for 22 years as the second Black Arizonan elected. He tirelessly worked to support women and minority-owned small businesses, protect minority groups from workplace discrimination, and pioneer the effort to make the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday be observed in the City of Phoenix, paving the way to be observed statewide. Councilman Goode, a praised civil rights icon, passed away December 23, 2020.
Sinema cosponsored the same resolution in the 116th Congress. This year’s resolution honors exceptional Black Americans that shaped the United States for the better. Among them are Congressman John Lewis, Katherine Johnson, South Carolina Chief Justice Ernest Finney, Chadwick Boseman, Rev. C.T. Vivian, Hank Aaron, Septima Clark, and Mary Mcleod Bethune.
Click HERE to read the Senate’s resolution.