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, and a fact sheet on AAPI issues can be found here

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More on Civil Rights and Social Justice

September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed The Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation to enshrine access to reproductive health care into law for everyone across America, regardless of what state they live in. In 1973, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision held that women’s access to abortion is a constitutional right and the Court has repeatedly upheld Roe v. Wade as precedent for nearly half a century.

September 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) signed a bipartisan letter led by Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-PA) urging the Biden Administration to donate unused COVID-19 vaccine doses to developing countries. In the letter, the Members argue that providing vaccines to developing countries both ensures supplies are not wasted and helps the world move closer to ending the pandemic.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear President Biden:

September 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced the introduction of the Expediting Civil Litigation Against the Executive Act to amend Title 28 of the United States Code to expedite the review of covered civil actions to which the President is a party. The bill ensures that civil cases against the President for sexual misconduct, or cases against the President where he/she has a personal financial interest, are given special consideration by district courts and the Supreme Court.

September 6, 2021 Press Release

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

September 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court declined to intervene to stop a Texas law that effectively bans all abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy.

August 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, which Congressman Lieu cosponsored. This critical bill restores the full strength of the Voting Rights Act, after the Supreme Court gutted the VRA through its 2013 Shelby County v. 2021 Holder and Brnovich v.

August 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, of which he is an original cosponsor. This critical legislation would protect voters against discrimination by restoring and strengthening key provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision and the 2021 Brnovich v. DNC decision.

July 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles), joined by 90 Members of Congress, sent a bicameral letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting a DOJ investigation into the repeated, wrongful targeting of individuals of Asian descent for alleged espionage. Over the years, multiple people who happened to be of Asian descent have been falsely accused by the Department of Justice of espionage. The common thread in every one of these cases was a defendant with an Asian surname.

July 30, 2021 In The News

Nearly 100 members of Congress are urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the Justice Department's alleged racial profiling of Asians, according to a letter shared with Axios.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after officials announced that the Egyptian government had freed activists Esraa Abdel-Fattah and Abdel-Nasser Ismail, as well as journalist Gamal el-Gamal. Rep. Lieu is leading the effort to urge the Biden-Harris Administration to hold Egypt accountable for human rights concerns, particularly attacks against journalists and the independent media.

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