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

June 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), introduced a resolution reaffirming U.S. commitment to the protection of refugees and displaced persons in honor of World Refugee Day last weekend. Rep.

June 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in honor of Juneteenth. This week, Congress passed and President Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which established Juneteenth as a Federal holiday.

June 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON  - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles), Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY), and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) – all members of the House Judiciary Committee – urged Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to investigate reports of alleged misconduct by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in their unsuccessful prosecution of University of Tennessee (UT) Engineering Professor Anming Hu.

June 17, 2021 Press Release

Bill Protects Americans’ Rights by Ending Warrantless Use of Cell Site Simulators to Track Mobile Phones; Allows Law Enforcement Use with a Warrant, Similar to Existing Wiretap Rules

May 25, 2021 Press Release

Today, the eight co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism issued the following joint statement in response to the disturbing rise of antisemitic attacks and violence targeting the Jewish community:

May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC) reintroduced the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications (ENCRYPT) Act. The bill, which was reintroduced with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), would preempt state and local government encryption laws to ensure a uniform, national policy for the interstate issue of encryption technology.

Upon introduction, the Members released the following statements:

May 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the eight co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism issued the following joint statement in response to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's antisemitic comments:
 

May 19, 2021 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after news reports of an attack on Jewish diners outside of a Beverly Grove restaurant last night.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-IN) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray expressing concerns over how the FBI collected data under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Director Wray:

April 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement praising President Joe Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The announcement comes on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, when the international community commemorates the victims of the Armenian Genocide, during which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed in massacres and deportation campaigns carried out by the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

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