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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
March 29, 2019 Letter to Carlos Cordeiro, President of the United States Soccer Federation - Shaheen & Hassan Call for Equal Pay for U.S. Women's Soccer Team
March 13, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Alex M. Azar, HHS - Revoke Waiver Allowing South Carolina Child Welfare Agencies to Discriminate
Feb. 26, 2019 Gillibrand Leads Group Of 9 Senators To Reintroduce Voter Empowerment Act To Help Protect The Voting Rights Of People Across The Country And Ensure All Americans Have Equal Access To The Ballot
Jan. 24, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, and Mr. Matthew Whitaker, Acting Attorney General - Menendez, Booker Demand Answers After Trump Admin Ends Civil Rights Guidance for School Discipline
Jan. 18, 2019 Sanders Statement on Anti-BDS Bill
Jan. 15, 2019 Delegation Statement On Kiah Morris
Dec. 12, 2018 CNN "Erin Burnett Outfront" - Transcript: Interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), Vermont
Nov. 2, 2018 Letter to Alexander Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senate Democrats to Secretary Azar: End Efforts to Redefine Sex to Exclude Transgender Persons
Nov. 2, 2018 MSNBC "All in with Chris Hayes" - Transcript: Interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders
July 25, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Drop Harmful Plan Discriminating Against Potential Foster or Adoptive Parents and Youth in Foster Care
July 12, 2018 Letter to Health Insurance Company CEO's - Lawmakers Press Major Health Insurers To Ramp Up Their Efforts To Reduce Racial Disparities In Maternal & Infant Health Outcomes
June 7, 2018 Executive Session
May 22, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Press DeVos on Department of Education Actions to Weaken Discrimination Protections
April 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, and William Wiatrowski, Acting Director of the Bureau of Labor Statistics - Start Taking Workplace Harassment Seriously, Reconsider Decision Not to Collect Economic Data
April 23, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, US Secretary of Labor - Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities
April 3, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Alex M. Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Maintain LGBTQ Questions on Data Collection Surveys
March 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Defeat House GOP-Led Effort to Curtail Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: Fighting for Women's Rights
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: Fighting for LGBT Equality
Nov. 29, 2017 Sanders Statement on Trump's Promotion of Anti-Muslim Videos
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. 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Healthcare Discrimination under ACA
May 24, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Immediately Clarify Why Admin is Obstructing Congress' Constitutional Legislative and Oversight Duties
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
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to Andrew Puzder, Nominee for Secretary of Labor - Women and Worker Safety
Jan. 16, 2017 Sanders Honors King's "Unbelievable Courage'
Dec. 1, 2016 Grijalva, Sanders Condemn Continued Use of For-Profit Prisons & Detention Centers
Nov. 28, 2016 Sanders: Republicans Are Threatening American Democracy
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 26, 2016 NBC News " Meet The Press" - Transcript: Black Lives Matter
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups
June 16, 2016 The Political Revolution Continues
June 9, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Halt Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children
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 Sanders to Democratic Party: Whose Side are We On?
April 28, 2016 Sanders Statement on Vermont's New Automatic Voter Registration Law
April 8, 2016 Sanders to Visit Vatican City
March 24, 2016 Leahy, Sanders And Welch Commend The Social Security Administration For New Steps To Treat Same-Sex Couples Fairly
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants
March 22, 2016 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Malaysian Labor Standards
March 15, 2016 Jane Sanders Visits Tent City to See Horrific Conditions Firsthand Arpaio Crashes Visit, Refuses to Answer on Abuses
March 8, 2016 Sanders Sues in Ohio to Protect Young and Minority Voters
Feb. 18, 2016 Sanders Stresses Economy, Voting Rights, Courts in Conference with Civil Rights Leaders
Feb. 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Sanders, Grijalva Demand Accountability for Priority Enforcement Program
Feb. 11, 2016 The Washington Post - Transcript: The Democratic Debate in Milwaukee, Annotated
Feb. 10, 2016 Sanders Supports Strengthened Sanctions on North Korea
Jan. 25, 2016 CNN Iowa Democratic Presidential Town Hall: RUSH TRANSCRIPT
Jan. 18, 2016 Sanders Marks King Holiday on Civil Rights Tour in South, Addresses 7,000 at Birmingham Rally
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Fighting for Women's Rights
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