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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August 19, 2016 Press Release

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July 28, 2016 In The News

PHILADELPHIA — Stephanie Murphy's family escaped Vietnam on a boat, eventually making it to the United States with aid from an American Navy ship.

Now, the 37-year-old businesswoman and defense expert is running for a House seat in Florida as a Democrat. Murphy said she would be proud to become the first Vietnamese-American woman in Congress, but even prouder that her election would mark another step toward lawmakers reflecting the diversity of the U.S. population.

July 20, 2016 Press Release

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ICYMI: REP. LIEU AND PATRICIA ARQUETTE PEN OP-ED ON WHY AMERICA NEEDS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Online at CNN.com, Mr. Lieu and Academy Award winning actress Patricia Arquette urge Congress to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and call for equal rights for women.

July 12, 2016 Press Release

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ICYMI: CONGRESSMAN LIEU & ZACHARY NORRIS OP-ED ON AMERICA’S MONEY BAIL SYSTEM

Online on The Hill, Mr. Lieu and Mr. Norris call for the elimination of money bail for public safety both inside and outside of jails.

July 7, 2016 Press Release

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in separate incidents this week:

July 7, 2016 Opinion: Op-Eds

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/286836-money-bail-public-safety-fail 

Sometimes dollars and cents are a matter of life and death. Whether or not you can afford bail is one of those cases.

July 5, 2016 Press Release

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on anti-LGBT legislation, H.R. 2802, the First Amendment Defense Act.

June 30, 2016 Press Release

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LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Defense’s decision to reverse its policy that barred transgender individuals from serving openly in the U.S. military.

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