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


"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.


More on Civil Rights and Social Justice

March 28, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are calling on the FCC to take "swift action" on a known cellphone security flaw. 

“It is clear that industry self-regulation isn’t working when it comes to telecommunications cybersecurity,” Wyden and Lieu wrote in a letter they cosigned, on Tuesday.

March 26, 2017 In The News

As if you didn’t have other things to worry about, add “think about the threat of nuclear war” to your to-do list.

March 23, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Thursday called for a "total and complete shutdown" on legislation advancing President Trump's agenda in light of reports of possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow.

March 22, 2017 Press Release



March 17, 2017 In The News

A Homeland Security pilot program designed to monitor a specific kind of mobile hacking may have discovered consistent attacks around the country. But a source with knowledge of the program says it is too early to make that determination.

The program, dubbed Overwatch, is managed by Homeland Security using the contractor ESD America and is designed to detect what's known as Signalling System 7 (SS7) hacking. 

March 16, 2017 In The News

Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Ted Lieu have asked the Department of Homeland Security if wireless carriers have done enough to monitor and report surveillance exploits on their networks.

March 15, 2017 In The News

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and California Representative Ted Lieu are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a mobile network vulnerability that they consider to be a systemic digital threat.

March 15, 2017 In The News

Has it been two months already?

Time flies when you’re on the road to becoming great again.

March 14, 2017 In The News

The government’s recording of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s telephone call with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. appears set to become a flashpoint in the fight over reauthorization of a controversial part of U.S. surveillance law.

The incident — which prompted Flynn’s resignation in February — is a sign that significant reforms are needed, a dozen Democrats said Tuesday.

March 14, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON: Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) – along with 11 fellow Members of Congress – has sent a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes asking him to consider reforming FISA’s controversial Section 702 to help ensure that the activities of United States intelligence agencies do not violate the constitutional rights of the American people.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu and his Congressional colleagues write: