House unanimously adopts Matzie resolution commemorating RFK assassination

HARRISBURG, June 6 – The House today unanimously adopted a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, according to the resolution’s sponsor, state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny. Matzie said he introduced H.R. 951 to keep alive the memory of one of our nation’s most passionate voices in the fight for social justice.

“Bobby Kennedy was a fierce advocate for social justice and civil rights at a time when our nation was struggling to find its public conscience,” Matzie said. “Leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. were calling for peaceful change in turbulent times, and Bobby answered the call by saying, ‘You’re not alone. We’re with you.’

“Why a resolution to commemorate his assassination? Because it challenges us to ask: ‘How are we doing today? Have we moved closer to his vision of a just, equal society?’ To be sure, we have a long road ahead. But our way is clearer thanks to Bobby and those like him. He reminded us that without social justice and equality, the other victories are meaningless.”