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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April 28, 2016 Press Release

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Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement following Senators Patty Murray (D | WA) and Cory Booker (D | NJ) introducing legislation to empower the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on so-called “conversion therapy” that falsely claims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

April 28, 2016 Press Release

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ICYMI: REP. LIEU OP-ED ON INJUSTICES OF THE MONEY BAIL SYSTEM

Online at Talk Poverty, Rep. Lieu pens an op-ed on the many injustices of our current money bail system and the urgent need for criminal justice reform.

April 7, 2016 In The News

February 24, 2016

By ANDREA NOBLE

The Washington Times

 

March 9, 2016 Press Release

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ICYMI: REP. TED LIEU & DAVID DINIELLI OP-ED ON SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”

March 8, 2016 Opinion: Op-Eds

https://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/272266-lieu-and-dinielli-time-to-put-an-end-to-conversion-therapy 

Recently, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign and National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate the organization People Can Change.

March 2, 2016 In The News
February 23, 2016
 
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March 2, 2016 In The News

February 24, 2016

By AMANDA TERKEL

The Huffington Post 

WASHINGTON -- A group of civil rights organizations are filing a historic consumer fraud complaint with the federal government on Wednesday, charging that a group purporting to change people's sexual orientation or gender identity is engaging in deceptive business practices.

March 2, 2016 In The News

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal consumer fraud complaint against People Can Change, an organization that preys on vulnerable LGBT people and families by using damaging and discredited claims that it can change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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