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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 27, Republican
First Elected: 08/29/1989
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 27
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Dexter; 2 Children: Amanda, Patricia; 2 Stepchildren: Douglas, Katherine
Birth Date: 07/15/1952
Birth Place: Havana, Cuba
Home City: Miami, FL
Religion: Episcopalian
Date Title
July 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Vietnam Must End Human Rights Abuses Before Entering Trans-Pacific Partnership
May 9, 2014 Ongoing Violations of Human Rights in Venezuela
May 7, 2014 Maduro's Threat of Reprisal Sanctions Only Further Demonstrates His Despotic Nature, Says Ros-Lehtinen
May 7, 2014 Ros-Lehtinen Bill to Support Democracy in Venezuela and Sanction Maduro Regime Officials Responsible for Human Rights Abuses Set to Clear First Legislative Hurdle Friday, May 9
April 9, 2014 Hearing of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Venezuela
March 28, 2014 As the Syrian Crisis That Has Claimed the Lives of Nearly 150,000 Syrians Enters its Fourth Year, UN's Human Rights Council Again Shows its True Colors, Focuses its Efforts at Delegitimizing Israel, Says Ros-Lehtinen
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
March 24, 2014 In Removing Maria Corina Machado from Venezuelan Legislature, Maduro and Cabello Show That They Will Stop at Nothing to Silence the Democratic Opposition, Says Ros-Lehtinen
March 11, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Do More To Fight Sex Trafficking
Feb. 14, 2014 Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen Urge for Solidarity with Antunez, His Wife, and Other Cuban Pro-Democracy Activists
Feb. 13, 2014 Long Overdue UN Report Proves that Cuba-North Korea Weapons Smuggling Constituted Sanctions Violations, says Ros-Lehtinen
Feb. 13, 2014 Student Deaths in Venezuela is Tragic; Maduro Regime Must Respect Calls for Democratic Reforms and Human Rights, Says Ros-Lehtinen
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Prevent Human Rights Abusers from Entering the U.S.
Aug. 9, 2013 Diaz-Balarts, Ros-Lehtinen Meet with Antúnez and Yris Pérez Aguilera
June 23, 2013 Ros-Lehtinen Statement on NSA Leaker Heading to Cuba or Venezuela
June 23, 2013 It's Pathetic That Whistleblower Looks To Press Oppressor Nations For Transit & Refuge, Says Ros-Lehtinen
May 17, 2013 Letter to Advisory Board Members, U.S. Department of Justice - Anti-Sikh Hate Crime Status
May 13, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Call for State Department to Address Plight of Chen Gunangcheng & Family
March 26, 2013 Cuban Refugees Must Not Be Forcibly Returned by The Bahamas; Terrible Fate Would Await Them, Says Ros-Lehtinen
March 22, 2013 Democracies in the Western Hemisphere Must Defend Against ALBA's Attempts to Weaken Human Rights Commission, Ros-Lehtinen Says
March 21, 2013 As Human Rights Abuses in Cuba Are Rising, Some Lawmakers Wrongly Seek to Reward the Castro Regime by Advocating Lifting Restrictions, Says Ros-Lehtinen
March 14, 2013 Honoring Women's History Month
March 13, 2013 Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balart Express Support To Rosa Maria Paya's Efforts at the Human Rights Council Denouncing Human Rights Violations in Cuba
March 8, 2013 Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen Condemn Beating of Pro-Democracy Activist Yris Perez Aguilera by Castro Thugs
Sept. 28, 2012 With Elections Looming in Puerto Rico, Ros-Lehtinen Urges Residents to Go Out & Vote and Make their Voices Heard on Important Ballot Initiatives
Aug. 20, 2012 Anti-Semitic Imagery Has No Place in Our Discourse, Ros-Lehtinen Says
June 9, 2012 With Former Cuban Political Prisoners Facing Worsening Humanitarian Conditions In Spain, Ros-Lehtinen Asks Secretary Of State Clinton To Review Sponsor Program For Them In The U.S.
June 4, 2012 Human Rights, Democracy in China Still Under Siege 23 Years After Tiananmen, Ros-Lehtinen Says
May 24, 2012 State Department Releases 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, Ros-Lehtinen Says "The United States Must Stand with Oppressed, and Promote Human Rights and Freedom for All."
May 15, 2012 Promotion of Cuban Human Rights Defenders by George W. Bush Institute Praised by Ros-Lehtinen
May 8, 2012 Rubio, Ros-Lehtinen, Sires, Diaz-Balart, Menéndez, & Rivera Request Meeting with IKEA President to Discuss Reports Alleging that the Furniture Maker Benefitted from Cuban Prison Labor to Manufacture its Products
May 7, 2012 Six More Years of Putin Equals Six More Years of Oppression, Ros-Lehtinen Says
May 4, 2012 If True, Ikea's Use Of Cuban Political Prisoners to Build its Furniture Would be Yet Another Insult Against Human Dignity & the Cuban Nation by the Castro Brothers, Says Cong. Ros-Lehtinen
May 3, 2012 Promotion of Free Press Abroad Must Remain Priority for U.S., Ros-Lehtinen Says
April 24, 2012 As Another Cuban Political Prisoner Declares A Hunger Strike In Cuba, Ros-Lehtinen Condemns Castro Regime & Asks For Immediate Liberation Of All Prisoners Of Conscience In Cuba
Feb. 21, 2012 As Pope's Visit to Cuba Looms, Regime Attacks Churchgoers to Silence Dissent, Says Ros-Lehtinen
Feb. 15, 2012 Administration Continues Pattern of Conciliation to Beijing, Ros-Lehtinen Charges
Nov. 9, 2011 Ros-Lehtinen Receives Open Letter From Cuban Dissident Movement & Says She Will Continue Bringing Attention To The Serious Human Rights Abuses Committed By The Castro Dictatorship
Nov. 3, 2011 A Weapon of Mass Destruction Without Precedent or Parallel in History
July 7, 2011 Ros-Lehtinen: Russia's Human Rights Record Worsening, Overturn of Jackson-Vanik "Not an Option'
June 29, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Hillary R. Clinton Secretary U.S. Department of State
June 3, 2011 Ros-Lehtinen Statement on 22nd Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre
Feb. 26, 2011 Ros-Lehtinen Says Executive Order on Libya Positive First Step, Urges Further Action to Protect Libyan People, Hold Regime Accountable Also calls for Libya's suspension from UN Human Rights Council
Feb. 24, 2011 Ros-Lehtinen Condemns Cuba's Sham Trial against American Alan Gross
Jan. 21, 2011 Ros-Lehtinen Says Allegations against UN Chief Investigator Reinforce Urgent Need for UN Reform
Nov. 22, 2010 Senate and House Introduce Bills to Sanction Individuals for Ongoing Human Rights Abuses in Vietnam
June 2, 2010 Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Statement On Cuban Regimes Farcical Attempt Transferring Sick Political Prisoners To Jails Closer To Their Homes
March 11, 2010 Recognizing Persecution Of Falun Gong
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community
Dec. 15, 2009 Daniel Pearl Freedom Of The Press Act Of 2009
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