Saturday, October 12, 2013
STATEMENT OF ASSEMBLY MAJORITY LEADER TONI ATKINS ON POSTAL SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HARVEY MILK STAMP
(San Diego) Harvey Milk left an indelible mark on the history of the United States and the announcement that the United States Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamp in his honor affirms his important place in our culture. Last year, I was honored to carry HR 41, which was passed by the State Assembly, to urge the Postmaster General to issue a Harvey Milk stamp.
Postal commemorative stamps draw attention to important people who may not be familiar to all Americans. Harvey Milk, who gave his life because he led the way for equality, is an ideal choice for this recognition.
I congratulate the sponsors of the campaign for a Harvey Milk stamp – the Harvey Milk Foundation, the International Court Council, and the GLBT Historic Task Force of San Diego – on their success.