Civil Rights and Liberties
Protecting the civil rights and liberties of all individuals is one of the most important responsibilities for Members of Congress, and one that I take seriously. While some are working to turn back the clock and undo much of the progress our country has seen in the past sixty years, I will continue to work diligently against all forms of discrimination whether in the voting booth, workplace, school, or in public accommodations. We must continue to protect the right to vote, ensure that women are able to make their own reproductive healthcare decisions, work towards closing the gender-pay gap, and limit the use of surveillance into the private lives of the American people.
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WASHINGTON— After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said today ahead of the administration’s expected 9:30 a.m. Eastern time press conference in Puerto Rico to announce the release of a formerly withheld round of disaster aid that four years of Trump administration abuse and neglect have caused preventable deaths in Puerto Rico, and today’s announcement will not erase Puerto Rican memories of how the president has treated the island and its people.
TUCSON—Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva reintroduced the Justice is Not For Sale Act. The legislation seeks to defund the private prison industry by barring federal, state, and local governments from contracting with private entities to operate private prisons and detention centers.
WASHINGTON— Today, the Trump Administration issued an executive order aimed at excluding undocumented immigrants from the U.S. Census. In June 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration’s efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census finding that there was concern about the motivation behind the Trump Administration’s decision.
WASHINGTON— Over the past week, federal law enforcement officers without any identifiable insignia—later identified as CBP—have detained
TUCSON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. John Lewis:
Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement on today’s announcement that the Washington football team will retire its current name in favor of another to be announced later.
TUCSON— This week, Rep. Raúl M.