U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff (U.S. Representative for California’s 29th congressional district) will participate in the annual Christopher Street West 2012 PRIDE celebration this weekend.
On Saturday, June 9th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Congressman Schiff will be on hand to meet and greet festival attendees at the City of West Hollywood booth. The City of West Hollywood booth will be located in the main entrance area of LA PRIDE along San Vicente Boulevard. On Sunday, June 10th, Congressman Schiff will ride in the PRIDE Parade with West Hollywood Mayor Jeff Prang and members of the West Hollywood City Council.
“I am delighted to participate in this year’s PRIDE festivities. This is an important time in our nation’s history in the struggle for equality, and a time to celebrate our unique diversity as a country,” said Congressman Schiff. “I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve the West Hollywood community in the U.S. Congress,” he continued.
Congressman Adam B. Schiff represents California’s 29th Congressional District. As a result of redistricting, his congressional district was expanded westward to include the City of West Hollywood.
During his tenure in Congress, Schiff has focused on bolstering national security, strengthening our communities, helping small businesses, and introducing a “Kids First” agenda of initiatives to improve education, safety, and health care for our kids.
Schiff is a strong supporter of marriage equality, a co-sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act to repeal DOMA, and advocated for the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Schiff serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for setting all funding priorities for the federal government. He also currently sits on the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee and the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee.
Schiff has long been a champion of the environment and mass transit. He is the author of the Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Act, which was signed into law by President Bush on May 08, 2008. As a State Senator, he wrote the legislation establishing the Gold Line Light Rail Authority and in Congress has led efforts to extend the light rail throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
Schiff is a leader on efforts to combat intellectual property theft and the piracy of copyrighted materials. He is a co-chair of the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers dedicated to working with America’s international trade partners to secure the enactment of strong copyright laws and the vigilant enforcement of those laws.
Adam Schiff, born June 22, 1960, is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. Adam and his wife, Eve (yes, it’s true), have two children, a daughter, Alexa Marion, born in July 1998, and a son, Elijah Harris, born in July 2002.
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