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Bobby Rush's Public Statements on Issue: Crime

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
July 16, 2014 Violence in Chicago
July 16, 2014 Violence in Chicago
June 3, 2014 Congressman Rush Convenes Summit of Chicago's Leadership to Stem Violence in the City's Most Violent Beat
April 8, 2014 Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
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 21, 2013 Letter to Honorable Eric Fanning, Acting Secretary of the Air Force - Military Sexual Assault
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
March 21, 2013 Letter to The United States Department of Justice Advisory Policy Board - Urging Stronger Action to Protect Sikh, Hindu, Arab-American Communities from Hate Crimes
March 19, 2013 Rush Introduces the Hadiya Pendleton and Nysasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013
Feb. 12, 2013 Congressman Bobby L. Rush Calls Upon House GOP Leadership to Quickly Bring Up and Pass the Bipartisan Senate-Passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization
Feb. 7, 2013 The Culture of Violence in America: An Open Letter from Congressman Rush
Jan. 11, 2013 Letter to Vice President Biden: Gun Control and Gun Violence Task Force
Sept. 12, 2012 Letter to Chairman Genachowski
March 28, 2012 The Death of Trayvon Martin is an American Tragedy
March 28, 2012 CNN "CNN Newsroom" - Transcript
Nov. 17, 2011 Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
Sept. 7, 2011 Letter to Chairman James E. Donal Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles
July 8, 2011 Rush Introduces Families Beyond Bars Act, H.R. 2464, a Bill that Offers Intervention Resources for Children of an Incarcerated Parent
May 25, 2011 Rush Responds to May Emanuel on Public Safety
Jan. 21, 2011 Congressman Rush Calls for "Emergency Summit on Missing & Endangered Children and Teens"
Jan. 12, 2011 Expressing Sense of House Regarding Arizona Shooting
Jan. 10, 2011 Cong. Rush to Decry Proposed City Policing Plans as Nothing More Than "Rose Garden Strategies with a Bunch of Thorns..." at 3 pm News Conference, Tuesday
Jan. 8, 2011 Rush Statement in Response to Unprovoked Attack on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Other Innocent Bystanders in Arizona
Oct. 20, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, United States of America
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 11, 2010 Congressman Bobby Rush Demands Criminal Charges in Strangulation Death of Anthony Kyser by CVS Employee
Oct. 28, 2009 Rush Reacts To 150 Year Sentence For Starkeisha Reed Killer
April 15, 2009 Cong. Rush Applauds CPD Roll Call In Wake Of A Spate Of Area Shootings, Robberies
Oct. 27, 2008 Statement by The Honorable Bobby L. Rush on the Tragic Loss Faced by Jennifer Hudson and Her Family
Oct. 21, 2008 U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush's Statement on the Arrest of Former Police Commander Jon Burge
Sept. 30, 2008 The Daily 45: Another Violent Weekend in Chicago
Sept. 28, 2008 Introduction of the Can Do Bill
Sept. 27, 2008 The Daily 45: A Lonely Death in San Francisco
Sept. 24, 2008 The Daily 45: Athens, California Sets Murder Milestone
Sept. 18, 2008 The Daily 45: Denver Dad Kills Autistic Son
Sept. 16, 2008 The Daily 45: Chicago Police Officer Kills Himself and Daughter
Aug. 1, 2008 Supporting National Night Out
Aug. 1, 2008 The Daily 45: Miguel Leon-Fregoso
July 31, 2008 The Daily 45: A Hero Dies To Save Others As A Gunman Enters A Church
July 22, 2008 The Daily 45: Young Alonzo Robertson Dies On Vacation In D.C.
July 17, 2008 The Daily 45: May Ebony And Her Mother Rest In Peace
July 16, 2008 The Daily 45: Coast To Coast
July 7, 2008 The Daily 45: Willis Graham
June 19, 2008 The Daily 45: It's the Nation's Problem
May 7, 2008 The Daily 45: Promising Loyola Student Shot to Death
May 6, 2008 The Daily 45: D.C. Resident Murdered on School Steps
April 23, 2008 The Daily 45: 37 Weekend
Feb. 7, 2008 Urban Violence
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