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Steve Cohen's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 9, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
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Date Title
May 19, 2016 Rep. Issa, Colleagues Introduce Bill To Rein In Civil Forfeiture Abuse
April 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Candice Miller, Chairman, Committee on House Administration, The Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, Judiciary on Committee - Calling for Hearings on Democracy Reform
April 20, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Make Federal Government "Model Employer" With Fair Chance Hiring Policies
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General - Impact of New Restrictive Voter I.D. Laws
April 4, 2016 Conyers and Cohen Applaud SCOTUS Decision Clarifying "One-Person, One-Vote" Principle
March 17, 2016 Congressman Cohen and Congressman Shuster's Statement on the Release of Azerbaijani Prisoners
March 17, 2016 Congressman Cohen to Pay Tribute to the Late Cuban Baseball Legend Minnie Miñoso During his Visit to Cuba with President Obama
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General - Have 2007 OLC RFRA Opinion Reconsidered
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, Presidnet of the United States - Award Simeon Booker the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Nov. 17, 2015 Congressman Cohen Questions U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Regarding Darrius Stewart Case During House Judiciary Hearing
Nov. 13, 2015 Congressman Cohen and Congressman Shuster Release Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Release of Arif Yunus
Nov. 4, 2015 House Passes Cohen Paratransit Amendment to Highway Bill
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority - Violence in the West Bank and Israel
Oct. 22, 2015 Congressman Cohen Introduces Bill to Take Hoover's Name Off FBI Building in Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State - Call for Continued U.S. Support Ahead of Haiti Elections
Aug. 28, 2015 Ending Police Shootings of Unarmed Civilians
Aug. 6, 2015 The Memphis Commercial Appeal - Guest Column: The Voting Rights Act -- 50 Years on and Under Siege
July 29, 2015 Cohen Commemorates the 7th Anniversary of First-Ever Congressional Apology for Slavery and Jim Crow
July 29, 2015 Huffington Post - Achieving A "More Perfect Union" Requires Acknowledging Our Past Injustices
July 22, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Investigate Death of Darrius Stewart
July 19, 2015 The Memphis Commercial Appeal - Tennessee in D.C.: Cohen Praises Obama's Push for Criminal Justice Reform
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
June 30, 2015 Letter to Secretary John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Conditions in Mexico
June 25, 2015 Constitution & Civil Justice Subcommittee Ranking Member Cohen Cosponsors Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015
June 3, 2015 Letter to James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Explain Surveillance Program
May 19, 2015 Congressman Cohen Urges Police Accountability and Reform at House Judiciary Committee Hearing
May 14, 2015 Clay-Cohen Police Training and Independent Review Act Would Require All Officers to Receive Specialized Sensitivity Training, Bill Also Encourages Independent Investigations in All Cases Where Police Use Deadly Force
May 1, 2015 Congressman Cohen Statement Regarding the Passing of Baseball Legend Minnie Minoso
May 1, 2015 Enewsletter: Addressing the Root Causes of the Baltimore Unrest
April 24, 2015 Enewsletter: Helping Memphians Who Are Living in Substandard Public Housing Facilities
April 22, 2015 Cohen: Congress Must Act to End Racial Profiling
April 17, 2015 Enewsletter: Leading the Effort to Secure Half a Billion Dollars for Tennessee Hospitals
April 14, 2015 Cohen: New Report Shows Congress Needs to Focus More on African-American Communities
April 10, 2015 Enewsletter: Latest Building a Healthier Memphis: Vaccinations
April 3, 2015 Enewsletter: Remembering the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 3, 2015 Cohen Commemorates 47th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination
March 20, 2015 Enewsletter: Empowering Voters and Fighting for Voting Rights
March 19, 2015 Reps. Cohen, Lewis, Hoyer, Clyburn, Conyers, Brady & 170 House Dems Introduce Voter Empowerment Act
March 19, 2015 Honoring the Life, Achievements and Contributions of Minnie Minoso to American Baseball
March 4, 2015 Honoring the Achievements of Minnie Minoso
March 4, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times - Tennessee Democrat Pays Tribute to Minnie Minoso with Story of Boy on Crutches
March 3, 2015 Letter to King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques - Human Rights Advocacy
March 2, 2015 Commercial Appeal - For Steve Cohen, the Late Minnie Minoso Was a 'Hero'
Feb. 13, 2015 Enewsletter: Just 2 Days Left to Enroll at HealthCare.gov!
Feb. 11, 2015 Cohen: Selma Foot Soldiers Deserve a Congressional Gold Medal
Feb. 11, 2015 Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to the Foot Soldiers Who Participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or the Final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March of 1965
Feb. 2, 2015 Cohen Statement Commemorating Black History Month
Jan. 30, 2015 Enewsletter: Getting Memphians Bigger Tax Returns
Jan. 28, 2015 Congressman Cohen: Vacating "Friendship Nine" Sentences Is Justice Long Delayed
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