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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Bobby L. Rush
Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carolyn; 6 Children (1 deceased)
Birth Date: 11/23/1946
Birth Place: Albany, GA
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
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
May 28, 2014 Rush Statement on Passing of Dr. Maya Angelou
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
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses
July 21, 2013 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: Trayvon Martin Verdict
July 18, 2013 Fox News "Hannity" - Transcript: Trayvon Martin Verdict
June 25, 2013 Rush Responds to the Supreme Court Decision to Strike Down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act
May 20, 2013 Letter to Larry Page, Chief Executive Officer of Google - Project Glass
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
Feb. 5, 2013 Rush Co-Sponsors Resolution that Honors Treyvon Martin
Feb. 5, 2013 Rush Remembers Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins
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
March 28, 2012 CNN "CNN Newsroom" - Transcript
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Aug. 26, 2011 The Hill - The King Memorial is Finished, His Life's Work is Not
March 10, 2011 McGovern Joins Colleagues Urging Rep. King to Focus on All Terrorist Extremism
June 9, 2010 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
May 17, 2010 Congressman Bobby Rush, Atty. Jim Montgomery, the Mother of CVS Strangulation Victim Anthony Kyser, Area Pastors and Others to Hold Tuesday Morning News Conference to Ask for Criminal Charges Against Persons Responsible for the Man's Homicide
May 13, 2010 Congressman Bobby Rush Says Chicago Police Department is Ignoring Murder of Anthony Kyser; Says Case is "Political Hot Potato"
April 13, 2010 Congressman Bobby Rush Urges Residents To Participate In 2010 U.S. Census, And To Either "Use It Or Lose It."
Oct. 9, 2009 Rush Congratulates President Obama On His Receipt Of The Nobel Peace Prize
April 3, 2009 Chairman Rush Travels To Cuba As Part Of Congressional Delegation
Jan. 8, 2009 Fox News Interview - Transcript
Sept. 21, 2007 Statement of Congressman Bobby L. Rush concerning the plight of the Jena 6
July 12, 2006 Just Do It
Feb. 1, 2006 Honoring the Life and Accomplishments of Mrs. Coretta Scott King
Jan. 31, 2006 Statement By U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush on the Passing of Coretta Scott King
Dec. 13, 2005 U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush Pushes for National Recognition of Rosa Parks with Commemorative Postage Stamp
Oct. 28, 2005 Authorizing the Remains of Rosa Parks to Lie in Honor in the Rotunda of the Capitol
June 1, 2005 Statement on Exhumation of Emmett Till's Remains
Sept. 24, 2004 Calling for the Suspension of Sudan's Membership on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
Sept. 13, 2004 Honoring Lu Palmer as a Force in Community Life
May 13, 2004 The Justice Department's Investigation of the Murder of Emmett Till
May 12, 2004 Department of Justice Investigation of the Murder of Emmett Till
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