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

February 10, 2017 In The News

Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California is considering introducing a bill that would require a psychiatrist's presence at the White House. As the Huffington Post reports, a physician's presence has long been written into the law, but the POTUS' mental health largely evades discussion—blame stigma for that one. Arguably, installing a mental health professional near the president is a long overdue measure.

February 9, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) says Kellyanne Conway broke the law by promoting Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories line in an interview on Fox News.

February 8, 2017 In The News

A Democratic congressman from California who has called President Trump a "danger to the republic" will introduce legislation next week that would require the White House provide top aides, including the commander-in-chief, with access to a psychiatrist.

February 8, 2017 In The News

James Hairston, 31, was a Harvard freshman when some of his fellow students launched a website they called “The Facebook.”

His boss at the campus’s tech support team, Dustin Moskovitz, was working on the project. Hairston joined the company in 2013 after spending time in the Obama administration.

He’s now the top policy staffer for California-based Oculus on issues related to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, which are expected to have a huge global impact in the decades to come.

February 7, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ted Lieu, D-California, hosted a telephone town hall Monday night to address the current direction of the nation after a series of actions by President Donald Trump. Lieu, who represents California’s 33rd Congressional District, which includes Westwood, answered questions from his constituents, covering topics such as how citizens can better support immigrants affected by the recent travel ban and how the Constitution can help push back against Trump.

February 6, 2017 In The News

Monday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) said President Donald Trump “lies pathologically,” and that he added leads to “authoritarianism, and therefore he was “a danger” to the republic.

Lieu said, “Let me say that we have a problem here in America. Our president lies pathologically. He has a staff lie pathologically and then he attacks the free press, he attacks the judiciary and this is what starts authoritarianism. Donald Trump is a danger to republic and we need to wake up and understand the harms that he’s causing our country.”

February 4, 2017 In The News

A Democratic lawmaker slammed President Trump on Saturday over his tweets attacking The New York Times and defending his executive order temporarily banning citizens from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

"Last 24 hrs on Twitter, Donald Trump went on rant about 'death & destruction,' 'FAKE NEWS,' & 'evil.' Should he get mental health exam?" Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) tweeted.

January 31, 2017 In The News

Last week, the famed Doomsday Clock, created in 1947 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to sound the alarm over the inherently catastrophic nature of nuclear weapons, was set ahead 30 seconds, to two and a half minutes to midnight, the closest it’s been to midnight since 1953. 

January 31, 2017 In The News

Barack Obama and his aides expected to take on President Donald Trump at some point, but they didn’t think it would happen this quickly.

Now they’re trying to find the right balance on issues that demand a response, and how to use Obama deliver the selective pushback. Obama and his team are monitoring what’s happening at the White House, and not ruling out the possibility that Obama will challenge Trump more forcefully in the coming months, according to people who’ve been in contact with the former president.