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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
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
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
March 18, 2007 FOX Fox News Sunday-Transcript
March 16, 2007 Kerry Announces Support for Strengthened Freedom of Information Act
Feb. 28, 2007 Submitted Resolutions
Feb. 17, 2007 Birthday Tribute To Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Oct. 27, 2006 John Kerry on Cheney Torture Statement
July 20, 2006 Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006
April 4, 2006 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Feb. 16, 2006 Katrina on the Ground
Jan. 31, 2006 Senator John Kerry on the Passing of Coretta Scott
Jan. 30, 2006 Executive Session
Dec. 16, 2005 USA Patriot and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2005--Conference Report--Continued
Nov. 18, 2005 Directing the Joint Committee on the Library to Obtain a Statue of Rosa Parks
Nov. 16, 2005 Direction the Joint Committee on the Library to Procure a Statue of Rosa Parks for Placement in the Capitol
Nov. 10, 2005 Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention
Nov. 3, 2005 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Aug. 3, 2005 John Kerry on the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
July 25, 2005 Rocognizing the 15th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
July 20, 2005 John Kerry: Protect the Bill of Rights and Freedom of the Press
June 22, 2005 Kerry Statement on the Release of the DNC Voting Rights Institute Ohio Report
June 13, 2005 John Kerry: After Decades of Inaction, A Time to Heal A Nation's Wounds Over Lynching
May 19, 2005 Executive Session
Jan. 6, 2005 Objection to Counting of Ohio Electoral Votes
Jan. 5, 2005 Statement by Senator Kerry on the Congressional Certification of Electoral College Results
Aug. 28, 2004 Statement of John Kerry on the 41st Anniversary of the March on Washington
Aug. 20, 2004 Statement by John Kerry on Florida Voter Intimidation Allegations
July 6, 2004 Remarks of Senator John Kerry at the AME Convention
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