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  • U.S. Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Transgender Servicemembers
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    U.S. Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Charlie Dent (PA-15), Susan Davis (CA-53), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Adam Smith (WA-09), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) today announced the introduction of H.R. 4041, a bipartisan bill to protect transgender members of the U.S. military by preventing the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing currently serving members of the Armed Forces based solely on their gender identity. Transgender troops have been openly serving in the military since June 201... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis: Title IX Rescission Undermines Efforts to Protect Rights and Safety of Students
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis, the Ranking Member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, released the following statement on the decision by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reverse President Obama’s Title IX policy to protect survivors of sexual assault. Davis recently introduced the SOS Campus Act, to help survivors and prevent campus sexual assault. “This decision undermines efforts to protect the rights and safety of our students. The Title IX guidance issued by the Obama Administration has be... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Require On-Campus Advocate for Sexual Assault Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education, introduced legislation to create an independent on-campus advocate to help survivors of campus sexual assault navigate the administrative, legal, medical, and emotional challenges that result from an assault. Davis’s bill comes on the heels of an announcement by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to re-visit the campus sexual assault policy established by President Obama. The Survivor Outreach and Support (SOS) Camp... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on Trump Transgender Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump ordering a ban on transgender Americans from serving their country. “Transgender servicemembers have and are serving with honor, distinction, and courage. No evidence has been presented to warrant this ban, which is based solely on discrimination. “With the National Defense Authorization Act making its way through Congress, I will seek options to bl... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Urges Military Leaders to Reject Trump’s Transgender Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined more than 50 House colleagues in urging Defense Secretary Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Dunford to reject Trump’s ban on transgender servicemembers. “We reject the premise that the presence of transgender troops interferes with the morale or combat readiness of our Armed Forces,” the members wrote. “We also echo the request made by our Senate colleagues in their letter to Secretary ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Plan of Suing Colleges and Universities Over Affirmative Action
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration plans to sue colleges and universities over affirmative action. “The last thing our colleges and universities need is to be inundated by legal attacks from the Trump Administration. These lawsuits will only force our places of higher learning to divert critical resources toward defending themselves in court and away from educatin... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Responds to Trump’s Tweets on Banning Transgender Americans from Serving in our Military
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s tweets on banning transgender Americans from serving in the military. “The one thing this President needs to convey to our transgender servicemembers and veterans is gratitude – gratitude that they stood up and raised their right hand and said, ‘Send me.’ They volunteered for our country courageously and they continue to serve. “Trans Americans ha... Read more

  • Why I'm Proud to Display the Pride Flag
    Posted in In the News on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    When I put an LGBTQ rainbow Pride flag outside my Washington office in March 2015, it was to little fanfare. I also display one outside my office in San Diego. San Diego has a large and vibrant LGBTQ population, and the rainbow flag outside my office is a source of pride for my constituents and me. It only made sense to display it. It is a symbol of our commitment to full equality. One can understand my dismay and disappointment when I was slapped with a lawsuit last week for flying the Pride fl... Read more

  • Why I'm Proud to Display the Pride Flag
    Posted in Editorials on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    When I put an LGBTQ rainbow Pride flag outside my Washington office in March 2015, it was to little fanfare. I also display one outside my office in San Diego. San Diego has a large and vibrant LGBTQ population, and the rainbow flag outside my office is a source of pride for my constituents and me. It only made sense to display it. It is a symbol of our commitment to full equality. One can understand my dismay and disappointment when I was slapped with a lawsuit last week for flying the Pride fl... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Responds to Lawsuit Filed Against Her for Rainbow Pride Flag Display
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Congresswoman Susan Davis released the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed against her, and three of her colleagues, for flying an LGBTQ Pride Flag outside her Washington D.C. office. “As the proud representative of the heart of LGBTQ San Diego, the rainbow flag in front of my DC office is a source of pride for me and my constituents. It is a symbol of our commitment to full equality. “It is especially offensive to see this type of hateful behavior right after our city celebrated... Read more

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