Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Congressman Lieu joins civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis and House Democrats during the House Democrats Sit-In on Gun Control
"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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The ABA is concerned that more than 450,000 people are in jail across the country awaiting trial because they cannot afford bail. So the association is urging Congress to take action to limit the use of cash bail as a condition of pretrial release in criminal cases.
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Krystal Banks has been a bail bondsman in Detroit for nearly two decades. During that time, she’s seen a lot — and she’s made some good money, too.
Banks says criminal defendants have left tens of thousands of dollars with her when they skipped bail for a court hearing. In such cases, the money goes to the county for a fine.
But Banks fears her livelihood could be in jeopardy, along with that of 79 other Michigan bail bond companies, as a result of a bill pending in the U.S. House that seeks to replace cash bonds for defendants with supervised release.
Players from almost every team in the National Football League showed their solidarity in protest of recent comments by President Donald Trump, either taking a knee or locking arms during the national anthem on Sunday.
Because of the time difference, players from the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars got the jump on everyone by kneeling or locking arms in protest during the national anthem before the kickoff of their game in London on Sunday morning.
Back in the U.S, players in the nine 1 p.m. EDT games followed suit before their games started.
In silent rebuttal of criticism from President Trump, NFL players in the sport's first game of the day kneeled during the national anthem, while other locked arms in solidarity.
The opening moments of the game, played in London, featured numerous players from both the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars kneeling. Their protest came just hours after Trump fired off a pair of early-morning tweets again assailing professional athletes who have staged “take a knee” protests during the playing of the national anthem, and urging fans to shun games.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), a former active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force who currently serves as a Colonel in the Reserves, schooled Republicans who didn’t serve on NFL players’ rights to protest as they used the flag in their attempts to defend President Trump attacking NFL players who kneel, saying they should be fired.
Trump is clinging to the flag as a reason why he should be allowed to order NFL players not to protest, which tells you everything you need to know about the President’s authoritarian leanings and inability to handle dissent.
Watching the National Football League on weekend afternoons became the latest American tradition drawn into the relentless vortex of controversy that surrounds President Trump, as players from London to New England to Carson knelt or linked arms Sunday while others stayed in the locker room during the national anthem.