Civil Rights and Social Justice

Congressman Lieu joins civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis and House Democrats during the House Democrats Sit-In on Gun Control

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"I am fully committed to ensuring and protecting the civil rights of all Americans. I vehemently stand against any sort of racial, cultural, or religious intolerance that threatens to divide the melting pot our country has become. If we want to uphold the principle of equality that this country prides itself on, we must not let fear tear us apart."

"As an immigrant from Taiwan, I am proud to be a strong advocate for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Congress. As an executive board member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), I am dedicated to promoting the well-being of the AAPI community."

More information on Congressman Lieu's work on AAPI issues can be found here.

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More on Civil Rights and Social Justice

September 18, 2020 Press Release

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

September 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after a whistleblower reported that multiple women detained by ICE in Georgia were given hysterectomies without their explicit consent. Rep. Lieu sent a letter with Reps. Jayapal, Chu, Nadler, Lofgren and others to the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General calling for an investigation.

September 7, 2020 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in honor of Labor Day.

August 22, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Delivering for America Act, which requires the Postal Service to return to prior operations levels. The bill prohibits recent changes to the Postal Service that impede prompt, reliable, and efficient service. The prohibitions would remain in effect for the duration of the coronavirus public health emergency or January 1, 2021, whichever is later.  
 
August 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) urged the FBI to evaluate whether Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, or Members of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, committed any crimes in light of nationwide delays and issues with the United States Post Office.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the House passed H.R. 7617, a spending bill that includes an amendment introduced by Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Deb Haaland (D-NM), and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) that prohibits funds from being used to expand federal law enforcement engagement in Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee and other U.S.

July 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the House passed by a voice vote an amendment introduced by Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Deb Haaland (D-NM), and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) that would cut off funding for the federal government’s ongoing interference in Portland and other U.S. cities. The amendment to H.R.

July 28, 2020 In The News

Attorney General William Barr defended the federal government’s response to protests over racial injustice and the coronavirus pandemic during a tense appearance Tuesday on Capitol Hill, frequently clashing with House Democrats who accused him of pursuing the president’s political agenda in an election year.

July 28, 2020 In The News

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ted Lieu of California are proposing an amendment this week that would prohibit funds from being used to send federal agents into American cities as part of Operation Legend or Operation Relentless Pursuit: Justice Department initiatives that have led brutal crackdowns on protesters in cities like Portland, Oregon.

July 22, 2020 In The News

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About 150 members of Congress called on the Justice Department to take action against COVID-19-related anti-Asian racism this week.

The bipartisan group, led by Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., demanded that Attorney General William Barr publicly condemn attacks targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, as well as provide status updates on the steps the department is taking to combat acts of anti-Asian bias.

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