Rep Lou Correa: Displaying Statue of Liberty in a HIJAB
7/3/17 We The People Rising Citizen Lobbyists met with Rep Lou Correa’s staff members
Santa Ana, CA Congressional District Office
Report by Robin Hvidston
Tell Rep Lou Correa to REMOVE the student art painting of the Statue of Liberty in a HIJAB he is displaying in his taxpayer funded Santa Ana, CA district office!
CITIZEN LOBBYISTS TAKING ACTION
WTPR Citizen Lobbyists met with Rep Lou Correa’s staff members on 7/3/17, to request that the painting be removed.
On 6/22/17, during Rep Lou Correa’s open house reception, Citizen Lobbyists discovered a student art entry that depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing a hijab. According to the Muslim faith, a woman who wears a hijab is a devout Muslim.
A Muslim definition of what a hijab signifies, shown below, was presented in the packet to Rep Lou Correa in order to clarify that the painting of the Statue of Liberty, in a hijab, signals that she is a Muslim. Displaying this painting in a U.S. House of Representative’s office is a violation of the separation of church and state, according to a legal consultant who analyzed this issue.
VIDEO: Citizen Lobbyists met with Rep Lou Correa’s staff members and submitted a letter. After the meeting with staff members, the Citizen Lobbyists bumped into Rep Lou Correa in the parking lot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXyUAJWxMlk
Mike McGetrick met with constituents and distributed flyers to residents in the district last week.
Student Congressional Art Competition entry – on display in Rep Lou Correa’s office.