07.18.18

Sen. Coons honors the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Nelson Mandela on the centenary of his birth

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Nelson Mandela on the centenary of his birth.

“Nelson Mandela had a transformative impact on South Africa and the world through his historic contributions to promoting human rights and justice for all,” said Senator Coons. “Madiba showed us that values such as forgiveness, respect, and tolerance are not just words, but actions we can all take.  I’m proud to introduce this resolution today to honor Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy, which transcends his time and place in history. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, we celebrate his leadership and commitment to fighting discrimination, poverty, and inequality. Let us rededicate ourselves to his vision for the world and work together to make it a reality."

The text of the resolution is available here.

The following Senators join Senator Coons in this effort: Senators Schumer, Flake, Booker, Isakson, Jones, Cardin, Kaine, Markey, Merkley, Murphy, Van Hollen, Reed, Bennet, Gillibrand, Baldwin, Warren, Klobuchar, Donnelly, and Whitehouse.

Press Contact

Sean Coit at 202-224-5042 or Sean_Coit@coons.senate.gov