Congressional Black Caucus Members Speak Out for Nigerian Girls

(From left to right) U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, Barbara Lee, Marcia Fudge, Karen Bass and Janice Hahn CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
(From left to right) U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, Barbara Lee, Marcia Fudge, Karen Bass and Janice Hahn
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS

Female members of the CBC speak at the Nigerian Embassy, demanding the rescue of the abducted schoolgirls.  Reps. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Barbara Lee and Karen Bass (both D-Calif.), joined their voices to protests demanding that the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls be returned safely.

The four women, all members of the Congressional Black Caucus, were joined by Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) as they held a press conference outside the Nigerian embassy on Wednesday.

“We are anguished as mothers, grandmothers and lovers of children that this is what the children, the girls in Nigeria are worth,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said while holding up $12 USD, the amount of money the girls are said to have been sold for by their kidnappers. “And so our first command and demand is to use all resources to bring the terrorist thugs to justice.”

“We want our girls back and we want them back now, we want this terrorist group brought to justice and we want the slaughter and the intimidation, the trafficking, the murders, we want this stopped today,” Rep. Barbara Lee added.

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Source: The Root | 

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