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Nydia Velázquez's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Nydia M. Velázquez
Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
Running, Working Families for U.S. House - District 7
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Paul Bader
Birth Date: 03/22/1953
Birth Place: Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Home City: Brooklyn, NY
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Aug. 8, 2013 Gillibrand, Velázquez, Clarke, Montgomery, Ortiz, Camara, New York Urban League, Urge Congress to Restore Voting Rights Act this Year in Wake of Supreme Court Decision that Gutted Key Provision at the Very Heart of the Law
July 16, 2013 Rangel and Members of NYC Congressional Delegation Seek Thorough DOJ Investigation & Potential Prosecution of George Zimmerman for Civil Rights Violations
May 15, 2013 Puerto Rico Status Legislation
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
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
June 25, 2011 Velázquez on Same Sex Marriage
Feb. 9, 2010 Letter To President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schumer, And Chairwoman Lofgren - End Discrimination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Binational Families
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Oct. 10, 2008 Congresswoman Velázquez Protects Vitality of Local Minority Radio Stations
Jan. 24, 2007 Permitting Delegates And The Resident Commissioner To Cast Votes In The Committee Of The Whole
Oct. 27, 2006 Letter to Assistant Attorney General Wan J. Kim
July 20, 2006 Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006
Sept. 9, 2005 Illegal Detentions Undermine Legitimacy of Haitian Government
Oct. 4, 2004 In Recognition of the Eigth Avenue Senior Center's 11th Anniversary Celebration
Sept. 30, 2004 Marriage Protection Amendment
May 14, 2004 The O'Reilly Factor (20:10)
March 29, 2004 In Recognition of Richie Perez
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