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.

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January 14, 2017 In The News

A Democratic congressman representing the Westside and South Bay will boycott the inauguration of Donald Trump this coming Friday.

Rep. Ted Lieu will be one of at least 16 Democrats avoiding the ceremony. His decision was announced Saturday, after the president-elect scolded civil rights leader and Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, in an early-morning Twitter blast.

“Trump — who lost the popular vote — has made a series of racist, sexist and bigoted statements,” Lieu said in an email Saturday.

January 14, 2017 In The News

A growing number of Democratic lawmakers are boycotting President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, particularly after revelations of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis on Saturday.

Some members of Congress have said they will be protesting in DC and in their districts instead. Here's a list of Democrats who have publicly said they won't be at the ceremony Friday.

January 14, 2017 In The News

Back in early December, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois’ 5th Congressional District was the first Democrat to announce he would not be attending the inauguration of Donald Trump January 20 because the pr*sident-elect is a fountain of "hatred, bigotry and prejudice." He told CNN on December 2:

January 13, 2017 In The News

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform has called for more scrutiny of the Office of Government Ethics for its critical stance on President-elect Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest prior to taking office.

January 11, 2017 In The News

On Tuesday, while much of Washington, DC’s political class was consumed by President-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference, the only Democrat with a computer science degree was named to the House Judiciary Committee. The House of Representatives has three other members who hold computer science degrees (all Republicans), but none of them sit on the Judiciary Committee.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

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January 10, 2017 In The News

South Bay Rep. Ted Lieu was named assistant whip Tuesday for the House Democratic caucus, an organizational role aimed at helping mobilize the minority party.

Lieu, president of the freshman Democratic class in the last Congress, will assist Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, who has served in the post since 2002.

January 6, 2017 In The News

It’s a scene that continues to unfold in Washington state: A helicopter hovers low over the trees, deep inside a park in the Cascade Mountains; a SWAT team dressed in Kevlar rappels from the chopper to the ground; other officers, federal agents and state environmental officials move toward the site on foot, alert for armed guards, booby traps and razor fencing.

The targets of these taxpayer-funded efforts aren’t terrorism suspects or dangerous fugitives — they are marijuana plants.

January 6, 2017 In The News

California has a long-standing legal medical marijuana industry with a legal recreational industry on the way. It’s therefore understandable that members of our state’s congressional delegation have been asking tough questions about why the federal Drug Enforcement Administration devotes millions of dollars a year to uprooting cannabis plants in California.

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