Background: S. 1257 awards the Montford Point Marines the Congressional Gold Medal and honors the nation’s first black Marines for their service and sacrifice. The House unanimously passed their version of the bill (H.R. 2447) and now it is up to the Senate to do their part to honor these brave men.
Action Needed: We urge you to contact both your Senators today and ask them to move the bill to the floor and get it passed before the Marine Corps celebrates its 236th birthday on November 10. Tell them that this is about properly honoring a group of patriotic Americans who battled an enemy abroad and racism at home.
Contact your Senators today!