Statement on the Passing of Commissioner Richard Trumka
America250 is deeply saddened by the loss of Commissioner Richard Trumka, a devoted champion of labor who dedicated his life to the American worker. His story was truly the American story. He was a son of immigrants who worked in a coal mine as he attended college, and later, law school. Throughout his career, he always sought to protect and advance our nation’s workers, who have throughout history ensured American prosperity. Looking ahead to the nation’s 250th, America250 recognizes Trumka’s invaluable contributions to the safety, prosperity, and dignity of American working families. America250 is grateful for his contributions to the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission and offer condolences to his family and friends.
America250 is a multiyear effort to commemorate the semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary, of the United States. The purpose of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, created by Congress, and the corresponding America250 Foundation, is to catalyze a more perfect union by designing and leading the most comprehensive and inclusive celebration in our country’s history. America250 represents a coalition of public and private partners all working to create initiatives and programs that honor our first 250 years and inspire Americans to imagine our next 250. The commemoration period began in 2020, culminates on July 4, 2026, and officially concludes in 2027. For more information, visit www.america250.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and TikTok.
Keri Potts, VP Communications and Public Relations, America250, [email protected]