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WE NEED A PETITION STARTED TO HELP GET THIS BILL SIGNED MICHAEL DESERVES THIS HONOR
EVERYONE NEEDS TO WRITE TO THEIR SENATORS CORNGRESSMAN & GOVENOR AND WHOEVER ELSE YOU CAN THINK OFF LETS ALL DO THIS FOR MICHAEL.WE NEED A PETITION STARTED TO HELP GET THIS BILL SIGNED MICHAEL DESERVES THIS HONOR................... GOD BLESS DANI

THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO HELP Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas
Pelosi shuts down resolution on Michael Jackson
Associated Press Writers Thu Jul 9, 3:41 pm ET

WASHINGTON House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut the door Thursday to a resolution honoring Michael Jackson because debate on the symbolic measure could raise "contrary views" about the pop star's life.
Lawmakers are free to use House speeches "to express their sympathy or their praise any time that they wish," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "I don't think it's necessary for us to have a resolution."
A resolution sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, cites some of the singer's charitable acts and proclaims him an American legend, musical icon and world humanitarian.
Even before Pelosi's comments, some Democrats said privately they did not support the resolution and a divisive debate would hurt House efforts to muster the votes for priorities such as health care and climate change.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who posted a video on YouTube calling Michael Jackson a "pervert" and a "pedophile," has pledged to do all he could to block the resolution.
Michael Jackson was acquitted in 2005 of charges that he molested a 13-year-old boy. Those allegations, and his admission that children slept in his bed at his home but nothing sexual occurred, have led some members of Congress to put distance between themselves and any formal honor for the entertainer.
"A resolution, I think, would open up to contrary views to that are not necessary at this time to be expressed in association with a resolution whose purpose is quite different," Pelosi said at a Capitol Hill news conference where she discussed various legislative matters.
Unbowed, Jackson Lee said she will seek support from colleagues who thanked her when she introduced the measure June 26, one day after Michael Jackson died. She said honorary resolutions don't often "pass the next day."
"On this floor we elevate people and doing that we have to work to tell your story," she said after a House vote. But she would need support from Democratic leadership for the resolution to advance to the full House from the committee where it is now.
When members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a moment of silence in the House after Jackson died June 25, some lawmakers walked out of the chamber.
Jackson Lee has pledged that the resolution, now before the House Foreign Affairs Committee where she is a member, would come to the full House for debate. Such honorary measures normally move quickly from committee to the full House and pass on a voice vote.
But Jackson Lee's resolution was in trouble early. It drew only one co-sponsor, Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif., and was not endorsed by other black caucus members.
From the stage at Jackson's memorial Tuesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Jackson Lee hoisted a framed copy of the resolution.

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  • 12 December 2015200. Brooke T
    I support this petition
  • 31 October 2015199. Diann E
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015198. Mary S
    I support this petition
  • 17 September 2015197. Kaury H
    Contrary to popular belief, Michael Jackson was an outstanding entertainer not to mention a wonderful example as a human being. He saw hope in a world that turned on him. He just kept fighting the good fight despite all who came against him. Please take a
  • 16 September 2015196. Brittany C
    Michael has never gotten the respect that he deserves in regards to what he has done for our WORLD. This would be such a wonderful thing if we could get this for him.
  • 22 August 2015195. Bradley H
    Michael Jackson Deserves alot more than just Respect yu have 2 Remember he's the best singer of all time he's put alot of Hard work in his music May God Bless
  • 09 August 2015194. Melisa T
    Michael Deserves this!
  • 02 August 2015193. Djay T
    Michael was definitely the number one humanitarian in the history of musicians, we need to stand up for him like he stood up for the world.
  • 30 May 2015192. Charles Neal
    r.i.p michael jackson
  • 17 May 2015191. Vickey S
    i beleive hE deserves ths honor more now than ever alot of people dont want him to have this because of all the media talking crap and not stating the facts and one more thing i think is the biggest of all is cause he is black.REST IN PEACE MICHAEL WE ALL
  • 14 April 2015190. Dean C
    THIS "KING" NEEDS TO BE HONORED IN THIS WAY !
  • 06 April 2015189. Sukhvir Gamble
    King Of Pop,
  • 12 March 2015188. Pre F
    Despite what haters say, Michael was talented, a humanitarian, giving loving and caring. He deserves the best even in death.
  • 07 March 2015187. Nicole D
    I support this petition
  • 19 February 2015186. Glenda G
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  • 08 February 2015185. Rachael H
    Michael Jackson deserves to be honoured in everyway possible, we need to ignore the prejudice against him and remember all the years he has been a loyal U.S citizen, and the years he has spent giving his love to the world. Michael has not just been an exc
  • 26 January 2015184. Polina V
    Always and Forever
  • 16 January 2015183. Myka Best
    Michael was a qreat man, my icon and he deserves this more than anythinq.! i love you Michael.!
  • 13 January 2015182. Lynne S
    Michael has done alot for mankind, and should get the recognition he deserves. I don't think any of you would or could do the extradinary things that Michael Jackson did.
  • 19 December 2014181. Jennifer L
    Who is anyone to judge?
  • 23 November 2014180. Daniel E
    I support this petition
  • 10 November 2014179. Zelda Robles
    he deserves it
  • 25 October 2014178. Linda E
    He did so much for the world, let him RIP.
  • 30 September 2014177. K P
    Thank you Sheila Jackson Lee for trying
  • 26 August 2014176. Jo Annab
    I miss Michael so much... He was the best thing to happen to this world. I love you Michael.
  • 20 August 2014175. Marina Sawyer
    MJ all the way
  • 14 August 2014174. Mathew Joyce
    HONOR MICHAEL JACKSON

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