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Bennie Thompson's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. House (MS) - District 2, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Date Title
Dec. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - House Democrats Call on Secretary DeVos to Protect Students' Civil Rights
Dec. 7, 2017 Reps. John Lewis and Bennie G. Thompson Joint Statement on Not Attending Opening of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Dec. 4, 2017 Congressman Thompson's Statement on President Trump's Attendance to Ms. Civil Rights Museum Opening
Aug. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security - Democrats Call for Domestic Terrorism Hearings
Aug. 13, 2017 Thompson Calls for Immediate Action to Address Domestic Terrorism
July 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Michael Pence, Vice President of the United States - Remove Kobach from Election Commission and Rescind Request for Sensitive Voter Information
May 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Urging Sec. of Homeland Security to Combat Hate Groups
March 2, 2017 Thompson: Sessions Must Resign, Be Nowhere Near Investigation
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - Investigate Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement in the 2016 Presidential Election
Jan. 18, 2017 Secret Service Racial Bias Case Finally Resolved
Jan. 10, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Must be Functional
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data
Nov. 15, 2016 Thompson: Bannon's Ideology Threatens Communities
Nov. 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Presidential Medal of Freedom for Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers
Oct. 5, 2016 Government Must Promote Diversity in the Homeland Security Workforce
April 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. David Medine, Chairman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board - FBI Shared Responsibility Committees Must Pass Privacy Test
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - Campaign Event Security
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, Presidnet of the United States - Award Simeon Booker the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - FBI Extremism Website
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
July 8, 2015 Congressman Thompson Urges Committee on House Administration to Take Action on Flag
June 24, 2015 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript: Changing the Mississippi Flag and Charleston Church Shootings
June 24, 2015 Hearing of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - DHS' Efforts to Secure .Gov
June 23, 2015 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript: Changing the Mississippi Flag
April 27, 2015 Politico - House Passes Info Sharing Bill, Ball in Senate Court
Feb. 9, 2015 Thompson Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Activist Anne Moody
Jan. 13, 2015 Chairmen, Ranking Members Release Statements on President's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Proposal
Dec. 2, 2014 Honoring the Life of Marion Barry
Nov. 13, 2014 Letter to Robert Shuler Smith, Hinds County District Attorney's Office - Calls For Action Following Hinds County Ballot Irregularities In November Election
Sept. 18, 2014 Secure Flight Needs Improved Privacy Protections and Operational Standards
Sept. 18, 2014 Hearing of the Transportation Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Safeguarding Privacy and Civil Liberties While Keeping our Skies Safe
July 17, 2014 Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer & The Civil Rights Act of 1964
May 28, 2014 USA Freedom Act
May 22, 2014 Thompson Statement on USA FREEDOM Act
April 22, 2014 Thompson Disappointed By Supreme Court Ruling On Affirmative Action
Jan. 23, 2014 Thompson Statement on Privacy Board Report Recommendations for NSA Metadata Program
Jan. 17, 2014 Thompson Statement on Proposed NSA Reforms
Jan. 15, 2014 Homeland Security Subcommittee Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attack
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Dec. 16, 2011 Thompson Commends DHS Action Against Discrimination and Racial Profiling
Dec. 16, 2011 Thompson Calls on the Senate to Act on Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board Nominees
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
July 19, 2011 Report Shows Coast Guard Civil Rights Directorate Not on Track
May 4, 2011 Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Riders
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Dec. 21, 2010 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript
Dec. 16, 2010 Nominations Made to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
June 22, 2009 Letter to Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
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