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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

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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More on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

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
 
Press Release
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

March 2, 2016 In The News

February 24, 2016 

By ELIZABETH NOLAN BROWN 

Reason.com 

March 1, 2016 In The News

With help from the FTC, LGBT advocacy groups might be able to stop dangerous conversion therapy by calling it something new: consumer fraud.

Samantha Allen

February 26, 2016

The Daily Beast

 

Ending LGBT conversion therapy used to seem a long way off.

February 24, 2016 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) introduced the “No Money Bail Act of 2016,” a bail reform bill that seeks to eliminate the use of money bail because no one should be held in jail solely because of the inability to pay bail.

December 8, 2015 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County)  issued the following statement in light of Donald Trump’s proposal to prevent Muslims from entering the United States, as well as Mr. Trump comparing his proposal to policies enacted in World War II that ultimately resulted in the internment of Americans of Japanese descent.

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