WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will participate in the first 'Becoming America' Congressional Pilgrimage to New York City from July 26-27, 2013. Leader Cantor will join a bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress, led by Representatives Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), and organized by the Faith & Politics Institute:
“So many of us can share stories about how our families came here to pursue the American Dream. This trip is a bipartisan occasion to come together, celebrate our shared values, and reflect on who we are as a country. No matter where we came from, our goal should be to ensure that every American has a fair shot at earning their success and achieving their dreams.”
Participants will visit various sites including: Ellis Island, Gracie Mansion, the African Burial Ground National Monument, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the National September 11 Memorial, and more. On Saturday, July 27 at 12 p.m. Leader Cantor will share his story at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights in Queens.