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  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Rates a Perfect Score with the Human Rights Campaign
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego) solidified her perfect lifetime record on LGBT issues with the release of the Human Rights Campaign’s legislative scorecard for the 114th Congress. “Equality is a founding principle of America,” said Davis, a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. “I’ve been proud to work with the Human Rights Campaign and want to thank them for their work to ensure America is living up to its principle of total equality.” In addition to supporting the legis... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Moves to Strengthen and Improve Juvenile Justice System
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) supported House legislation to help state and local leaders reduce juvenile crime with programs that will better serve at-risk and youth offenders. Davis is an original cosponsor of the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act, which passed the House. “This is a strong bipartisan bill that supports the proven approaches many states are taking to direct young people toward prevention programs,” said Rep. Davis, a senior member of the Hou... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis’s Effort to Close Equity Gap in Career and Technical Education Passes House in CTE Update
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Women's Issues, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis’s (D-San Diego) effort to close the equity gap in career and technical education (CTE) moved forward when the House passed the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill includes provisions from Davis’s Equity in Career and Technical Education Act. “Everyone deserves education pathways and jobs that can get them to the middle class,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “This ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Fights for Voting Rights on Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Good Government

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) continues to fight to protect voting rights as America recognized the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act to knock down barriers to voting. “The Voting Rights Act was landmark legislation that increased access to the ballot box and renewed our commitment to the right to vote,” said Davis. “Yet more than fifty years later the struggle for voting rights continues. Some states are ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Cosponsors Comprehensive LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) joined as an original cosponsor in introducing a sweeping LGBT anti-discrimination bill. The Equality Act includes language from Davis’s bill ensuring jury service protections for LGBT individuals. “This has certainly been a historic year for equality,” said Davis, a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. “However, there are still areas where LGBT Americans face discrimination. Freedom and equality are America’s founding principles and we shoul... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Calls for Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap, Cosponsors Paycheck Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Economy and Jobs, Women's Issues

    April 14, 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 has been working to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men with her support of the Paycheck Fairness Act. “Equal Pay Day should be a reminder to everyone that in order to strengthen the middle class we need to ensure fairness in America,” said Rep. Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Davis is ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Stop LGBT Discrimination for Jury Service
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) introduced the Juror Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 864) to prohibit a person from being removed from a jury because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced companion legislation in the Senate. “Serving on a jury is one of America’s most cherished civic duties,” said Rep. Davis. “It is unjust to exclude a particular group of people from participating in civil society because of whom they love. The federal government alr... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Moves to Extend Marriage Equality for All
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis became an original cosponsor of legislation to end the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in its entirety and ensure marriage equality for all. “A role of the federal government is to protect the rights of the people, not restrict them,” said Davis. “As long as the Defense of Marriage Act is still on the books, many Americans will be denied federal recognition of their marriages.” In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that all marriages must be treated equally under federal law. Ho... Read more

  • Davis, Schwartz, and Takano Lead Efforts to Ensure Same-Sex Couples Receive the Social Security Benefits They've Earned
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Social Security, Good Government

    U.S. Reps. Susan Davis (CA-53), Allyson Y. Schwartz (PA-13), and Mark Takano (CA-41) led 127 U.S. Representatives today in urging the Social Security Administration to improve outreach to same-sex couples. State and federal laws determining Social Security benefits for same-sex couples have changed significantly in recent years. Prior to 2013, same-sex couples were unable to obtain Social Security benefits, even if they were legally married and lived in a state that recognized marriage equality... Read more

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