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

October 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) urged Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to open an investigation into whether U.S. Marshals task force officers had legitimate grounds to kill Michael Reinoehl, a suspect sought in connection of the death of a pro-Trump protester. The letter is in response to a New York Times investigation and statements from President Trump that prompted questions about whether law enforcement officers made any legitimate attempt to arrest Mr.

October 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles County) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the Protect Peaceful Protests Act to address federal law enforcement overreach and uphold Americans’ First Amendment right to peacefully protest. The bill amends current law to prohibit the Attorney General from designating Drug Enforcement Administration officers to enforce non-drug related laws. It also restricts the ability of the U.S.

October 1, 2020 In The News

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed sweeping legislation that is poised to alter the sprawling landscape of Olympic sports, including giving more power to athletes and forcing more oversight of the coaches and executives who have traditionally controlled the sports.

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.

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