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  • Rep. Susan Davis Re-Introduces Legislation to Expand Access to Voting and to Protect the Integrity of Elections
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Good Government

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) re-introduced two of her signature election reform bills to restore integrity to federal elections and end constraints placed on voters who want to vote by mail, known as absentee. The Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act would end restrictions many states impose on a person’s ability to vote absentee, such as requiring a doctor’s note, the details of a religious obligation, latest pregnancy status or details of a vacation destination. Currently, 21 states... Read more

  • Rep. Davis Statement on Nationwide Ruling Against the Refugee and Muslim Ban and State Dept. Decision to Reinstate Visas
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on nationwide ruling against the refugee and Muslim Ban and the decision by the State Department to reinstate visas to those travelers who had them revoked. “Our values, our democracy, and our security won the day with the judge’s decision to put a nationwide hold on the President’s ban on refugees and Muslims. This executive order runs contrary to our security, undermines our fight against terror, and provides our enemies... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Calls for Information On and the Release of Any People Being Detained at San Diego International Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    In a letter to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) requested information on any people with visas or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status who might be detained at San Diego International Airport. Davis also called for them to be released from CBP custody and that they be allowed access to attorneys. “People who have been lawfully vetted and granted legal status are being detained illegally as a result of the president’s unconstitutional executive order... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Calls on President-Elect to Withdraw Bannon Appointment
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) joined her House colleagues in requesting President-elect Donald Trump rescind his appointment of alt-right leader Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. So far, 120 members have signed the letter. Text of the letter is below. ---------- Dear President-elect Trump: Immediately following your victory, many Americans were optimistic and hopeful that you would take the steps necessary to unify our country following the divisive and contentious electio... Read more

  • 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

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