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  • 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

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Give Members of Military Full Access to Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    The words on the United States Supreme Court building read “Equal Justice Under Law.” Yet some servicemembers are denied access to our nation’s highest court. To correct this inequity in the military justice system, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) introduced legislation to grant these service members access to the Supreme Court. “The right to due process is a pillar of our judicial system, said Davis, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee. “It’s unjust to deny members of our Ar... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Calls for Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Economy and Jobs, Women's Issues

    April 4, Equal Pay Day, marks the extra days into the new year a woman would have to work to earn as much as a man. Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) cosponsored legislation to strengthen the Equal Pay Act. Davis joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) in cosponsoring the bill in the House and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the companion legislation in the Senate. has been working to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men. “Four in ten women are the sole earner for ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Stop LGBT Discrimination for Jury Service
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) introduced the Juror Non-Discrimination Act to prohibit removal from a jury based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) joined Davis as lead cosponsor of the bill. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced companion legislation in the Senate. “Equal treatment is a bedrock principle of our judicial system,” said Rep. Davis, a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. “Excluding a person from taking part in j... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Leads Letter to Education Secretary Urging Protections for Transgender Students
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, led committee Democrats urging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to protect transgender students. The letter to DeVos is in response to President Trump’s order rescinding the guidance around protections put in place by President Obama. “Civil rights are at the heart of having access to a quality education,” said Davis. “The federal government has a responsibility to protect thes... Read more

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