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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Oct. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations - Young, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling for Action on Burma Crisis
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Healthcare Discrimination under ACA
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reverse Course, Safeguard Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Anti-Israel Bias at the UN
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country
March 7, 2017 Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Hank Johnson Lead Fight to End Unfair Forced Arbitration Agreements
March 2, 2017 Sens. Franken, Baldwin, Rep. Polis lead Nearly 200 Lawmakers in Filing Supreme Court Amicus Brief to Support Rights of Transgender Students
Feb. 24, 2017 Senator Franken Vows to Fight Back Against Callous Trump Administration Decision to Scrap Guidelines on Protecting Transgender Students
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to Andrew Puzder, Nominee for Secretary of Labor - Women and Worker Safety
Nov. 17, 2016 Bannon Appointment
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups
July 13, 2016 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016--Continued
June 27, 2016 Sen. Franken: Momentous Supreme Court Ruling Protects Women's Constitutional Right to Access Safe, Legal Abortion
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development - Support LGBT Rights Around the World
June 15, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Extensive Report Detailing Concerns with FBI Facial Recognition Program
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
May 19, 2016 Sen. Franken Releases Response From Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information
May 13, 2016 After Pressure from Sens. Franken and Baldwin, Depts. of Education and Justice Release Guidelines to Protect Transgender Students
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Condemning Reported Racial Profiling of Somali-Americans By Federal Transportation Security Administration Officers
April 15, 2016 Sen. Franken: Proposal to Extend Overtime Pay to Millions of American Workers Nearly Finalized
April 7, 2016 The Hill - Franken Presses for Privacy Info on Oculus Rift
April 7, 2016 Letter to Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus VR - Questioning Oculus Rift on How It Collects and Shares Personal Information
March 22, 2016 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Malaysian Labor Standards
Jan. 21, 2016 After Efforts from Sen. Franken, Dept. of Education Will Help Students and Parents Find Out if Colleges Support LGBT Rights
Jan. 12, 2016 Sen. Franken's Response to 2016 State of the Union Address
Dec. 18, 2015 Senators Call for Transparency for LGBTQ Students at Schools Seeking Religious Exemptions
Dec. 18, 2015 Klobuchar, Boozman, Franken Introduce Bipartisan National Child Protection Training Act
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice - Concerning Voter Registration Opportunities
Dec. 11, 2015 Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Measure to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Criminal Justice System Clears Senate, is One Step Closer to Becoming Law
Nov. 10, 2015 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Legislation to Ban Dangerous Smartphone Stalking Apps Once and for All
Oct. 21, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the US Department of Justice, and the Hon. James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of the Investigation - Press for Nation's Top Law Enforcement Officials to Take Action to Address Alarming Violence Against Transgender Community
Aug. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken: Dept. of Homeland Security Says Senate Cybersecurity Bill Would Sweep Away Privacy Rights, Make Information Sharing More Difficult
July 30, 2015 Sen. Franken: New Report on Facial Recognition Technology Highlights Lack of Privacy Standards
July 23, 2015 Sen. Franken Pushes New Bill to Prohibit All LGBT Discrimination
July 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President, United States - Prioritize Human Rights on Trip to Kenya and Ethiopia
June 10, 2015 Sen. Franken Blasts Republican Attempt to Package Controversial Cybersecurity Legislation with Annual Defense Spending Bill
April 29, 2015 KSTP - Investigates: Selling Your Secrets
Jan. 19, 2015 Martin Luther King Day Event Remarks by U.S. Sen. Al Franken
Dec. 15, 2014 Sen. Franken Releases Response from Uber on Data Privacy Policies
Dec. 9, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Government Program Tracking Phones Invades Privacy, Could Violate U.S. Constitution
Dec. 3, 2014 MPR: "Franken Focuses on Uber and Lyft Privacy Policies"
Dec. 2, 2014 Letter to Logan Green, Chief Executive Officer of Lyft - Data Privacy Policies
July 30, 2014 USA FREEDOM Act
July 29, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 29, 2014 Sens. Franken & Heller's Measures to Strengthen Surveillance Transparency Included in NSA Reform Bill
July 1, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2014
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