Sadly, this flyer is to inform constituents of the 46th Congressional District that our Congressman Lou Correa is displaying a painting, in his Santa Ana district office, depicting the Statue of Liberty wearing a hijab – head gear symbolizing that a woman is a devout Muslim. The painting is one of the Congressional Student Art Competition entries. See the above photo of the painting taken on 7/3/17, on display at the district office.
This is not an issue that concerns artistic expression.
QUESTION: The Concerned Citizens of the 46th District met with a legal consultant who informed the group that “a sitting government official advocating, however subliminally, for a particular religion is a violation of the separation of church and state powers.” The consultant said that the painting references a specific religion and, thereby, violates the separation of church and state. CONCLUSION: This religious interpretation of the Statue of Liberty should not be displayed in the office of a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Could you please contact our congressman and request that he remove the painting?
CALL Congressman Lou Correa’s district office at 714-621-0102 or drop by his office at the Rancho Santiago Community College Building located at 2323 N. Broadway, Suite 319, Santa Ana, CA 92706. THANK YOU For Your Concern – From The 46th District Citizens Team
For more information, contact Concerned Citizens of the 46th District, 888.401.5443
Please watch for upcoming alerts and join with the Operation Remove Statue of Liberty in a HIJAB! There will be small teams of constituents popping by the office, more flyer distributions in the district and an upcoming press conference.