Statements & Press

  • FBI Releases 2018 Hate Crimes Report

    November 12, 2019
    The release of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2018 hate crime report is both troubling and problematic. With marked increases in hate crimes targeting minority communities and significant underreporting, we're calling for improvements to be made.

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  • More travel bans are NOT the answer

    November 1, 2019
    Just one month following a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Muslim Ban where a panel of government officials was unable to defend the Muslim Ban nor its implementation, the Trump administration is "discussing adding more countries" to the list. No one should be banned from the United States because of their faith.

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  • Honoring the fallen, a year later

    October 28, 2019
    This weekend marked the first anniversary of the Tree Of Life shooting in Pittsburgh. We honor the memory who lost their lives last year in Pittsburgh as a result of another hate-fueled shooting simply because of their religion, and stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters.

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  • Remembering Rep. Elijah Cummings

    October 17, 2019
    Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland’s 7th Congressional district was a stalwart advocate for racial justice, humane immigration policies, and social justice. His legacy as an unwavering civil servant will continue to inspire us all. He will be missed, but his example will persist.

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  • Domestic Terrorism DATA Act Passes the House

    September 27, 2019
    The Domestic Terrorism Act , introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), will protect communities already vulnerable to violent hate by improving Congressional oversight over federal counterterrorism procedures and mandating better research practices within the Department of Homeland Security. 

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  • We Oppose Air Strikes. We Oppose War.

    September 16, 2019
    We oppose the air strikes that targeted oil fields in Saudi Arabia that have led to an increase of war-mongering rhetoric. A war with Iran would be catastrophic for communities across the globe and the possibility of an enduring peace in the region. The power to authorize war rests solely with the Congress. The primary stakeholders in any such action should be the people of the United States.

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  • Bolton's Lingering Legacy

    September 10, 2019
    Not only does Bolton’s evil precede his time in the White House, but this administration’s destabilizing role in the world will likely persist beyond his departure. We are not holding our breath to find out who will replace him. The policies Bolton worked to enact are the problem, and the majority of them were already in place.

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  • Netanyahu sacrifices democracy by banning Reps. Omar and Tlaib for political retribution

    August 15, 2019
    This move is a clear illustration of Israel's willingness to sacrifice its democratic values as part of an ongoing effort to silence critics of its occupation of Palestinian territories. Both congresswomen support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, so Netanyahu is effectively punishing them because of their beliefs.

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  • Take Legislative Action Against the 'Public Charge' Rule!

    August 12, 2019
    In their continued effort to target immigrant families, the Trump administration is moving to impose the 'Public Charge' rule, which would put a wealth test on who enters the country by weaponizing public benefits programs. There's still time to act before the rule goes into effect.

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  • Kashmir in Crisis

    August 7, 2019
    The Himalayan territory of Kashmir has long-been a source of dispute between India and Pakistan. Although the United Nations has maintained for decades that the political status of Kashmir be determined by the Kashmiri people, India has recently stripped these rights and enacted a police state, cutting off all means of communication to the region. We request congressional action.

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