Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Week from Juan Vargas
Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week:
“April 12-19, 2015 marks Holocaust Remembrance week worldwide. This is a time for us to reflect on the atrocities committed during one of the darkest periods in the world’s history. During these days, we take the opportunity to recommit ourselves to say: ‘never again’. Recounting the stories of Holocaust victims and survivors, serves as a reminder of the pain and suffering brought upon by hatred and violence.
“I invite my colleagues in Congress and my constituents of the 51st District of California to honor Holocaust Remembrance Week as we strive to foster a more tolerant world.”
Vargas represents California’s 51st Congressional District, which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and California’s entire US/Mexico border. Vargas is currently serving his first term in Congress. He represented the 40th California State Senate District from 2010-2012, the 79th California State Assembly District from 2000 – 2006 and served on the San Diego City Council from 1993 – 2000.