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June 29, 2016 Members of Congress Urge Court to Recognize Protections for LGBT Americans Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to Commisioner Robert M. Califf, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to Commisioner Robert M. Califf, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to Commisioner Robert M. Califf, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Enough is Enough Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections In The Trans-Pacific Partnership Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 We Lost That Day, but I'm Still Proud of That Vote. Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
May 26, 2016 Merkley Statement on House GOP Blocking Spending Bill over Anti-LGBT Discrimination Amendment Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Schrader Votes Against Discriminatory Defense Bill Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington D.C.
Jan. 12, 2016 Merkley Statement on State of the Union Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Senators Call for Transparency for LGBTQ Students at Schools Seeking Religious Exemptions Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Senators Call for Transparency for LGBTQ Students at Schools Seeking Religious Exemptions Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Department of Education Secretary - Ensuring LGBTQ Equality Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Booker Introduces Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington D.C.
July 23, 2015 Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Introduced in Congress Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, D.C.
July 14, 2015 Letter to Secretary Duncan, Department of Education - Protecting LGBTQ Students from Discrimination Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 10, 2015 Booker Joins Senate Democrats to Call for Equal Dignity in the Tax Code Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Ron Wyden Washington D.C.
July 9, 2015 Senate Democrats Call for Equal Dignity in the Tax Code Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Senate Democrats Call for Equal Dignity in the Tax Code Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 2, 2015 Newsletter: June 2015 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Unknown
June 26, 2015 Members of Congress, Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling, Call for Full Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, D.C.
June 26, 2015 Representative Blumenauer Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Wyden Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Schrader Responds to SCOTUS Decision on Gay Marriage Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Bonamici Statement on SCOTUS Decision Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination Rep. Earl Blumenauer Unknown
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
April 28, 2015 Merkley on Supreme Court MArriage Equality Cases: "Discrimination Has No Place in Our Nation's Laws" Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
April 10, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Calling for a Vote on Amendments to Budget Resolution Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2015 Merkley-Backed Executive Order Delivers Big Impact as Exxon Mobil Changes LGBT Discrimination Policy Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2014 Merkley Announces Plan for Sweeping LGBT Civil Rights Legislation Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
Dec. 3, 2014 Merkley Statement on New Federal LGBT Workplace Protection Rules Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urging Funding to Protect LGBT Human Rights Globally Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
Oct. 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2014 Letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner Ajit Pai, and Commissioner Michael O'Rielly - Ending Discriminatory Blocking of Online LGBT Resources Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an Opportunity to Advance LGBT Rights Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 21, 2014 President Signs Merkley-Backed Executive Order Banning LGBT Job Discrimination Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
July 18, 2014 Human Rights Campaign Endorses Jeff Merkley Sen. Jeffery Merkley Portland, OR
June 16, 2014 Merkley: ENDA Executive Order Empowers Millions to Go to Work Free of Discrimination Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 16, 2014 Rep. Bonamici Praises President Obama's Executive Order to Ban LGBT Discrimination Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
June 13, 2014 Sign the Petition: End Workplace discrimination! Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Unknown
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 Merkley Celebrates Landmark Ruling Creating Marriage Equality in Oregon Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 Wyden Applauds Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 Rep. DeFazio Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
April 18, 2014 Bonamici Discusses the Older Americans Act with LGBTQ Seniors and Advocates Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Beaverton, OR
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 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Unknown
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 Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
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 Rep. Earl Blumenauer Unknown
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 Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
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 Rep. Kurt Schrader Unknown
Jan. 29, 2014 Letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education - Campus Sexual Assaults Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Respect All Lawful Marriages Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
Dec. 4, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Bring ENDA to Floor Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2013 Merkley Celebrates Bipartisan Vote on Historic Civil Rights Legislation Sen. Jeffery Merkley Eugene, OR
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee - Reconsider Ruling on Russian Anti-LGBT Law Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2013 Wyden Applauds Senate Passage of ENDA Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
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