or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

John Kerry's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: John Forbes Kerry
Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic
First Appointed: 01/29/2013
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Teresa Heinz; 2 Children: Alexandra, Vanessa; 3 Stepchildren: John, Andre, Christopher
Birth Date: 12/11/1943
Birth Place: Aurora, CO
Home City: Boston, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Civil Rights
Issue Position: Electoral Reform
Aug. 13, 2014 U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement
Aug. 4, 2014 Remarks at the Civil Society Forum Global Townhall
June 23, 2014 U.S. Welcomes Court Ruling to Free Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag
June 22, 2014 Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry After Their Meeting
June 13, 2014 Remarks at The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict
June 12, 2014 U.S. Condemns Sudanese Conviction and Continued Imprisonment of Meriam Ishag
May 2, 2014 Commemorating World Press Freedom Day
April 4, 2014 Remarks at Opening Plenary of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue
March 27, 2014 UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation
March 26, 2014 Mass Trials and Sentencing in Egypt
Feb. 28, 2014 Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin at the Fourth Annual U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue
Feb. 27, 2014 Remarks on the Release of the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights
Feb. 26, 2014 MSNBC "Treaty Room with Andrew Mitchell" - Transcript: Global Conflicts and Climate Change
Feb. 24, 2014 Enactment of Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Feb. 21, 2014 Situation in Venezuela
Feb. 19, 2014 Anti-LBGT Rhetoric in The Gambia
Feb. 15, 2014 Recent Violence in Venezuela
Feb. 13, 2014 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se
Feb. 7, 2014 Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida After Their Meeting
Feb. 6, 2014 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
Jan. 29, 2014 Formation of New Tunisian Government
Dec. 20, 2013 Release of Mikhail Khodorkovskiy
Dec. 10, 2013 Human Rights Day 2013
Dec. 9, 2013 Fifth Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo's Detention
Dec. 5, 2013 Death of Nelson Mandela
Dec. 3, 2013 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Nov. 21, 2013 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Oct. 25, 2013 Foreign Policy - Assad's War of Starvation
Oct. 9, 2013 Opening Remarks at the Conversation With ASEAN Young Leaders
Aug. 28, 2013 U.S. Citizens Detained or Missing in Iran
Aug. 13, 2013 Remarks With Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota After Their Meeting
Aug. 12, 2013 Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin
Aug. 9, 2013 The Disabilities Treaty--It's Time For Action
June 7, 2013 Remarks Celebrating LGBT Pride Month
May 20, 2013 Remarks on the Release of the International Religious Freedom Report
May 12, 2013 Pakistan Elections
May 3, 2013 Commemorating World Press Freedom Day
April 30, 2013 Remarks to Anti-Defamation League's Centennial Summit
April 17, 2013 Syria National Day Message
April 7, 2013 Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
Dec. 4, 2012 The Hill - Objections to Disabilities Treaty don't Stand up to Scrutiny
Dec. 4, 2012 Kerry: Failure to Pass Disabilities Treaty is Evidence of a Broken Senate
Dec. 3, 2012 Huffington Post - 24 Hours to Decide
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross
Sept. 25, 2012 Kerry on Executive Order on Human Trafficking
Aug. 23, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder
Aug. 1, 2012 Kerry Meets with Chinese Human Rights Activist Chen Guangcheng
July 26, 2012 In Bi-Partisan Vote, Foreign Relations Committee Passes Disabilities Treaty
Back to top