WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Democratic National Committee unanimously approved a resolution Friday honoring the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts.
The resolution highlighted Kennedy's accomplishments over a nearly 50-year legislative career.
"Senator Kennedy leaves a legacy of dedication to improving the plight of ordinary Americans, the determination to empower the powerless and to end the scourge of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or economic background," a section of the resolution reads.
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Kennedy, who died August 25, 2009, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2008.
Read full resolution here.
Well deserved for a true American Statesman!!! He will be truly missed.