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

February 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement congratulating Elan Carr on his appointment as the United States Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the “Protecting Families from Government Shutdowns Act of 2019” with Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ). In light of the threats of another shutdown from the Trump Administration, this bill would protect Americans from some of the harmful impacts of government shutdowns. It would make it unlawful for any entity to enforce penalties in a contract that is violated because of one’s inability to meet obligations due to a government shutdown.

January 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after a federal court ruled that the Census Bureau’s plans to include a question on citizenship was unlawful.

January 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed a resolution rejecting white nationalism and white supremecy. This resolution follows Rep. Steve King's comments to the New York Times, asking "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”, which prompted Minority Leadership to remove Rep. King from his committee roles.

January 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the United Teachers Los Angeles strike.

December 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed through unanimous consent bipartisan legislation he introduced with Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) to honor the contributions of more than 18,000 Chinese-American World War II veterans. The bill will authorize Congress to award the highest civilian honor--a Congressional Gold Medal--to these heroes. The bill was introduced by Sens.

December 13, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the First Amendment.

November 7, 2018 Press Release

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump has asked for his resignation.

November 2, 2018 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee Rodney Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee Nita Lowey expressing support for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which helps nonprofit institutions protect their communities. In 2016, Congressman Lieu sent a similar letter of support for the measure, which helps nonprofit institutions like synagogues, churches and mosques improve their security protections.

September 23, 2018 Opinion: Op-Eds

Congress needs to step in, now

There are now multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh from Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and a client of Michael Avenatti. It is possible other women will step forward. A president who cared about the facts would order an FBI investigation, just as President George H.W. Bush did for the Anita Hill hearings. But because the executive branch is not interested in the truth, Congress must step in. 

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