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

Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic
Date Title
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 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Treaty Doc. 112-7)
July 26, 2012 In Bi-Partisan Vote, Foreign Relations Committee Passes Disabilities Treaty
July 17, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - "The Next Ten Years in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Attacking the Problem with the Right Tools"
April 17, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice
March 26, 2012 Kerry: Report Stresses Need for Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights
March 22, 2012 Think Progress - We Need A Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights
Nov. 29, 2011 Facebook Privacy Settlement Reinforces Right Priorities, Protects Consumer
Sept. 15, 2011 Kerry Statement on New FTC Rules to Protect Children's Online Privacy
June 29, 2011 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - U.S. Burma Policy
June 29, 2011 Senators Leahy, Brown, Kerry Introduce Bill To Fight Human Trafficking
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
Dec. 17, 2010 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Legislation
Oct. 18, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Awarding Dolores Huerta the Presidential Medal of Freedom
July 22, 2010 20th Anniversary of Enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
July 15, 2010 Pryor, Kerry Legislation to Improve Internet and Technology Access for Blind and Deaf Clears Hurdle
March 18, 2010 Chairman Kerry Statement On The Release Of American Citizen Held In Burma
Sept. 10, 2009 Remembering Senator Edward M. Kennedy
May 1, 2009 Kerry, Lugar, Casey Mark World Press Freedom Day
Aug. 23, 2008 Unfinished Business From 20th Century: Fixing Healthcare
June 25, 2008 Kerry Again Opposes Retroactive Immunity for Telecoms on Illegal Wiretapping
March 13, 2008 Kerry Provisions on Vaccines, Anti-Discrimination Included in PEPFAR
Feb. 15, 2008 Conference Call Briefing with Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Charles Hagel (R-NE) - Their Upcoming Trip to Afghanistan, India and Pakistan
Jan. 13, 2008 ABC News "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" - Transcript
Oct. 19, 2007 Senators Kerry and Feinstein Pass Legislation Opening Door for Rosa Parks Statue in U.S. Capitol
Sept. 25, 2007 Kerry Statement on Ahmadinejad Visit
Aug. 27, 2007 Kerry Tells Bush to Restore Integrity to Justice Department
April 16, 2007 Kerry Affirms Support of DC Voting Rights
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