His energy, candor, conviction, and ability to bring people together stand against the current of opportunism, moral compromise, and partisanship which runs rampant on the American political scene.He and few others like him have the power to restore principle and leadership in Congress and to win back the faith of a voting public weary and wary of political opportunism.Cramer was honored at a luncheon on May 19 at the John F.
From left: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, winner Elazar Cramer, Jim Gallagher from John Hancock Financial and Martha Minow, chairwoman of the selection committee. Elazar Cramer, a senior at The Maimonides School in Brookline, Mass., and a grandson of Ann and Sidney Cramer of Niskayuna, has been named the winner of the John F.
Kennedy Library’s “2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest.” Cramer was one of 2,515 students from 50 states and three countries who entered the contest, which was established to help high school students appreciate the importance of public service and the difficult choices that politicians often face.
Sometimes it takes an act of courage to change the course of history.
Looking for a civil rights activist to highlight as the subject for his entry into the 2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest, Daud Shad remembered admiring William Moore Mc Cullough, an unsung hero of the Civil Rights Act.
Buttigieg had told a crowd in New Hampshire that he could understand that frustrated voters would “want to vote to blow up the system” and that both Sanders and Trump represented that type of mindset.
Amid criticism, Buttigieg later clarified that all he meant was that Sanders and Trump were both considered political outsiders.The winning essay describes the political courage of Edith Nourse Rogers, a Republican United States representative from Massachusetts who, in 1939, believed it was imperative for the U. to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Nazi Germany in the months following Kristallnacht.She defied powerful anti-immigrant groups, prevailing public opinion, and the U. government’s isolationist policies to propose legislation which would increase the number of German-Jewish refugee children allowed to enter the U. The bill, co-sponsored with Robert Wagner, a Democratic senator from New York, never made it to a floor vote..pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . He also succeeded in quietly persuading reluctant Republicans and President Clinton to ban the import of products made by under-age workers.Sanders drew some criticism from the far left when he chose to grudgingly endorse President Clinton’s bids for election and re-election as President.Buttigieg wrote in his memoir that he decided to switch his focus to Senator Sanders, whom he “found even more interesting, if a little more edgy politically…‘Socialist’ was the dirtiest word in politics, yet he won because people saw that he came by his values honestly.Above all, I commend Bernie Sanders for giving me an answer to those who say American young people see politics as a cesspool of corruption, beyond redemption.I have heard that no sensible young person today would want to give his or her life to public service.