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  • Rep. Susan Davis Votes to Restore Consumer and Worker Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Economy and Jobs

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) voted to restore the rights of consumers and workers by prohibiting the enforcement of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration (“forced arbitration”) provisions in contracts involving consumers, employment, antitrust, and civil rights disputes. The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act restores access to the courts for millions of American consumers and employees who are currently locked out by forced arbitration. “Forced arbitration is a rigged system that ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Votes for Historic Equality Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) reaffirmed the American principles of freedom and equality with her vote for the Equality Act (H.R. 5). This historic legislation says, unequivocally, that LGBTQ Americans deserve the full protections guaranteed by the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations. "This is truly an... Read more

  • Election Reform Bill Expands Voting Rights
    Posted in Editorials on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Good Government

    In November, the American people voted for change and rejected the culture of corruption that is permeating Washington. Democrats have promised to change a system that is increasingly drowning out the voices of everyday Americans. We are working to keep that promise. The first piece of legislation Democrats introduced in the House - the For the People Act (H.R. 1) - is a comprehensive reform bill to expand voting rights, reduce the influence of money in politics, and modernize our elections. As ... Read more

  • Davis, Shaheen, and Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Ban LGBTQ Discrimination In Jury Selection Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) and U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced legislation to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ citizens during the federal jury selection process. The bipartisan bills would prohibit discrimination against jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Jury Non-Discrimination Act was introduced in the House and the Jury ACCESS Act in the Senate “The words above our Supreme Court say: ‘Equal Justi... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Opens 116th Congress with Introduction of Election Reform Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Good Government

    Emphasizing the importance of election reform, Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) introduced her signature election reform bills as the 116th Congress convened. Davis re-introduced legislation to expand vote by mail opportunities and restore integrity to our election process. “With many states curtailing voting rights, it’s time for the federal government to exercise its constitutional responsibility and ensure Americans’ access to the ballot box,” said Rep. Davis. “My bills would end arbitrary r... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Statement on Proposed Title IX Rule to Weaken Standards on Protecting Students
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, released the following statement on the Department of Education’s proposed rule to weaken standards for how schools respond to campus sexual assault and harassment. “This Title IX proposal turns back the clock on years of work that survivors and advocates have done to protect students on campuses across the country. I've heard from schools and students concerned about... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Demands Trump Administration Reverse Decision to Deny Visas To Same-Sex Partners of Foreign Diplomats
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Civil Rights

    In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) joined 118 of her colleagues in calling on him to reverse the discriminatory policy of denying visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats. On October 1, 2018, the State Department began implementing its policy to no longer issue diplomatic visas to the same-sex unmarried partners of foreign diplomats, and officials and employees of international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank. All cu... Read more

  • Congresswoman Victorious After Being Sued for Displaying Pride Flag
    Posted in In the News on September 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    A lawsuit against four Democratic members of the House, accused of violating the separation of church and state by hanging LGBTQ Pride flags at their offices, was again tossed out. In his unsuccessful case filed last year, antigay lobbyist Chris Sevier targeted Susan Davis, Alan Lowenthal, Donald Beyer, and Earl Blumenauer; the first two are congressmembers from California, while Beyer represents a Virginia district and Blumenauer represents a district in Oregon. Sevier claimed homosexuality is ... Read more

  • The Federal Government Must Do Better at Protecting Voting Rights
    Posted in Editorials on August 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Good Government

    Election Day is a little over two months away when millions of Americans will engage in our sacred civic duty of voting. Depending on what state you live in, it could be a positive experience or a frustrating one and you may have confidence in the results or you may not. Many people do not realize that Article I section IV of our Constitution gives both states and Congress a role in election administration. Local control can be important and most state and local election officials do the best jo... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis: Dismissal of Pride Flag Lawsuit “a Good Day for Justice and Equality”
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) released the following statement on the appellate court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed against her for displaying a Pride Flag outside her congressional offices. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed the suit after the plaintiff failed to provide the required documents to show why the case should not be dismissed. “This is a good day for justice and equality. The lower court recognized the lack of merit to this law... Read more

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