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Office of

Sonny Callahan


Total cost of 23 office trips: $90,463.52


Trips by Sonny Callahan
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $42,831.58

Destination: JOHANNESBURG, TZANEEN, WINDHOEK
Sponsor: WILD Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $14,008.80
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV; SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPANT AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; SPEAKER AT SESSION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,768.50
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP TO TOUR POWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT IN WILSONVILLE, ALABAMA
Date: Jun 8, 2001
Expense: $1,216.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, WY AND MORAN, WY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER/PARTICIPANT AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 4, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,540.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,798.28
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sonny Callahan

Jo Bonner
Michael Galloway
Michael Sharp
Sarah Victoria Tees
Nancy Tippins



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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

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  • 01.14.15

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  • 01.05.15

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  • 12.23.14

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    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.