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

Full Name: Stephen 'Steve' Ira Cohen
Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 9, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Potential, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 05/24/1949
Birth Place: Memphis, TN
Home City: Memphis, TN
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
April 9, 2014 At Helsinki Commission, Congressman Cohen Urges Peaceful De-escalation in Ukraine
April 4, 2014 Honoring the Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's Assassination
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
Dec. 20, 2013 Putin Made Right Decision To Free Imprisoned Musicians and Other Political Prisoners
Oct. 23, 2013 Cohen Introduces Legislation to Protect Voting Rights of Tennesseans
Sept. 30, 2013 Cohen Applauds DOJ Lawsuit to Prevent Voter Suppression and Racial Discrimination in North Carolina
Sept. 13, 2013 Remembering 9/11
Aug. 30, 2013 E-Newsletter: The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Aug. 27, 2013 Cohen: MLK's "Fierce Urgency of Now" Demands President Obama Act Now to Reduce Racial Disparities in Our Justice System
Aug. 23, 2013 Newsletter - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Aug. 22, 2013 Cohen Applauds DOJ Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Texas Voter ID Law
Aug. 12, 2013 Cohen Applauds New Approach to Federal Drug Crime Sentencing
Aug. 9, 2013 Newsletter - A Busy Week in Memphis
Aug. 6, 2013 On 48th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, Cohen Calls on Congress to Address Supreme Court Ruling
Aug. 2, 2013 Newsletter - Remembering Speak Pro Tempore Emeritus Lois DeBerry
July 26, 2013 Newsletter - Cutting the Deficit and Reducing the Risk of Waste and Fraud
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
July 25, 2013 Cohen on DOJ Seeking to Preclear Texas Voting Law Changes: "A Win for Civil Rights"
July 25, 2013 Anniversary of Apology for Slavery and Jim Crow Laws
July 20, 2013 Newsletter - This Week on Capitol Hill
July 17, 2013 At Surveillance Oversight Hearing, Cohen Sheds Light on Extreme Partisan Tilt of Secret FISA Court
July 16, 2013 Cohen Bill to Bring Balance and Transparency to FISA Court Gains Bipartisan Support in House
July 15, 2013 Cohen Lauds DOJ Decision to Review Trayvon Martin Case for Hate Crime of Civil Rights Violations
July 14, 2013 Cohen Calls for Investigation into Whether Trayvon Martin's Killing was Racially Motivated
June 25, 2013 Cohen Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act
April 24, 2013 Cohen Announces $2 Million in New Federal Funds for Renovation of National Civil Rights Museum
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
Feb. 1, 2013 Cohen Statement on Black History Month
Jan. 21, 2013 Cohen Honors the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 25, 2012 Cohen Announces $352K for National Civil Rights Museum
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
May 31, 2012 Cohen Responds to Shelby County Election Commission Committment to Ensure Accuracy of Records
May 8, 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
April 23, 2012 Cohen: U.S. Department of Education and Memphis City Schools Reach Agreement on Aids and Services for Students with Disabilities
April 17, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice
March 30, 2012 Trayvon Martin Shooting
March 1, 2012 Directing Office of Historians to Compile Oral Histories from Members Involved in Alabama Civil Rights Marches
March 1, 2012 Cohen Introduces Voter ID Accessibility Act
Feb. 2, 2012 Cohen Statement on Black History Month
Dec. 15, 2011 Bill of Rights Day
Dec. 2, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
Nov. 18, 2011 Voter Identification Laws
Nov. 15, 2011 Rep. Fudge Joins Whip Hoyer and House Democrats for Forum on State Voter Laws
Nov. 14, 2011 Cohen and House Democrats Hold Forum on State Voters Laws
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
Oct. 3, 2011 Cohen Calls on Iran to Free Pastor Nadarkhani
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