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Jared Polis' Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Jared Polis
Office: U.S. House (CO) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Partner: Marlon Reis
Birth Date: 05/12/1975
Birth Place: Boulder, CO
Home City: Boulder, CO
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
Issue Position: Equal Rights
Issue Position: LGBT Equality & Civil Rights
June 18, 2014 E-Mail Privacy Act Hits 218 Cosponsors, Polis, Yoder Call for Floor Vote
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Enact More Humane Immigration Deportation and Detention Policy
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
July 24, 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014
July 18, 2013 Polis, Yoder Bipartisan Email Privacy Amendment Unanimously Adopted in Committee
July 16, 2013 Cohen Bill to Bring Balance and Transparency to FISA Court Gains Bipartisan Support in House
June 26, 2013 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript - Marriage Equality
June 18, 2013 Rep. Yoho Co-Sponsors Bipartisan LIBERT-E Act
June 18, 2013 NSA Surveillance: Polis, Amash, Conyers Introduce Major Bill
June 17, 2013 WIRED - It's Beyond Ridiculous That Email (But Not Mail) Has Been Left Out Of Privacy Laws
May 23, 2013 Polis Becomes Lead Democrat on Email Privacy Act
May 16, 2013 Bipartisan Coalition Proposes Fix To AP Phone Hack
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
March 12, 2013 Polis Issues a Statement Applauding Passage of Civil Unions in Colorado
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Secretary Napolitano
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
April 20, 2012 Polis Applauds White House Endorsement of Student Non-Discrimination Act
March 26, 2012 Letter to John A. Boehner, Speaker of the House
Feb. 7, 2012 Statement on California Proposition 8 Court Decision
Jan. 18, 2012 Issa Introduces the OPEN Act
Dec. 2, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
Nov. 9, 2011 Letter to Lamar Smith, John Conyers, Daniel E. Lungren and Robert A. Brady
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
Sept. 26, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
April 25, 2011 Joint Statement by Respect for Marriage Act Sponsors on King & Spalding's Withdrawal from DOMA Defense
March 16, 2011 Landmark Legislation to Repeal the Discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is Introduced
March 10, 2011 McGovern Joins Colleagues Urging Rep. King to Focus on All Terrorist Extremism
March 4, 2011 Urging House Republican Leaders Not to Defend DOMA
Aug. 4, 2010 Polis Praises Overturn of CA's Gay Marriage Ban Prop 8
March 14, 2010 KWGN Denver - Canceled Mississippi Prom Brings New Attention To Polis's Bill
Feb. 9, 2010 Letter To President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schumer, And Chairwoman Lofgren - End Discrimination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Binational Families
Feb. 1, 2010 Letter To Mr. Robert Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community
Oct. 13, 2009 Respect For Marriage Act Passes 100 Co-Sponsor Mark, Continues To Gain Support
June 29, 2009 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" Interview - Transcript
June 25, 2009 Polis Leads Introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
May 14, 2009 Baldwin, Israel, Frank, Polis Ask Administration to Count Same-Sex Married Couples in 2010 Census
April 12, 2009 Killing Of Gay Iraqis Shouldn't Be Ignored
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Issues
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: LGBT Equality & Civil Rights
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