from the inbox, a note from Allyson Schwartz:
On July 4th 1776, right here in Philadelphia, our nation's forefathers put ink quill to parchment and signed the Declaration of Independence.
For 235 years this document has served as a living testament to the rights, the beliefs, and the values of our nation. It has guided us through times of war and of times of prosperity, and now today it is more important than ever.
As a Member of Congress, and as an American, I am often humbled by the wisdom our forefathers displayed in leaving us such an important legacy.
In honor of America, please join with me to take a moment to read the Declaration of Independence.
Thank you for the privilege of representing you in the U.S. House of Representatives. It is an honor to be your voice in Congress.