February 28, 2014 - Issue: Vol. 160, No. 34 — Daily Edition113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - 2nd Session
COMMEMORATING JUDY HARRIS; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 34
(House of Representatives - February 28, 2014)
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[Pages H2067-H2068] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMEMORATING JUDY HARRIS (Mr. KILMER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. KILMER. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to commemorate a friend, Judy Harris, a home care worker who passed away last week. The most glorious part of the job I have is the opportunity to meet and learn from people from all walks of [[Page H2068]] life. I met Judy on her doorstep, and over several years she became someone I cherished--her commitment to serving, her compassion, and her advocacy. Despite her small frame, Judy had an enormous presence as she fought fiercely for justice in the community and in the halls of government. Judy's advocacy and work with the Service Employees International Union led her to traverse the Nation to make sure those depending on care and those providing care had a voice and had dignity and had respect. I will remember until my last days the afternoon I spent with Judy for a day in her shoes. By the end of the day, I was exhausted, physically and emotionally. I was so grateful to Judy and to caregivers who do the work they do to help people live with dignity. Andy Stern used to say that the ``power of SEIU was that it was the way that ordinary people could accomplish extraordinary things and the way that the powerless could become powerful.'' No one demonstrated that better than Judy. I will always be grateful for her tireless work. ____________________