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Mark Kirk's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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June 14, 2016 Kirk Statement on Decision by German Bank with Illinois Ties to Shut Down Anti-Israel BDS Account
June 7, 2016 Senator Kirk Statement on Presidential Race
April 14, 2016 Kirk Statement on Reports a German Bank with Illinois Ties May Be Facilitating Anti-Israel BDS Accounts
April 12, 2016 Letter to Adam Silver, Commissioner, National Basketball Association - Anti-LGBTQ measure
Feb. 2, 2016 Senators Kirk, Shelby, Mikulski, & Representative Chris Smith Applaud Passage of International Megan's Law
Dec. 15, 2015 Kirk Criticizes IAEA Decision to Close File on Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program
Nov. 11, 2015 Letter to His Excellency, Nicolas Maduro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - Calling for Transparent and Democratic Legislative Elections in Venezuela
Nov. 3, 2015 Kirk Joins Blumenthal, Ayotte, Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Resolution in Solidarity with Israel, Condemning Palestinian Terror Attacks
Oct. 8, 2015 Cantwell Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize Filipino American History Month
July 28, 2015 Davis, Kirk Introduce Gold Medal Resolution Honoring Timothy Nugent "Father of Accessibility" on 25th Anniversary of ADA
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Focus on Political Reform, Human Rights during U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue
July 26, 2015 Kirk Statement on 25th Anniversary of the Signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act
May 12, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Iran Human Rights Report
May 7, 2015 Kirk, Cardin Introduce Resolution to Remove Deadline for State Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Human Rights
Nov. 20, 2014 Menendez, Kirk Introduce Resolution Expressing US Concern for Rights of Muslim Rohingya in Burma and Southeast Asia
Nov. 7, 2014 Daily Beast - Iran's Horrific Human-Rights Record
Oct. 27, 2014 Kirk Hosts Field Hearing on ISIS's Atrocities Against Women and Religious Minorities
Sept. 10, 2014 Coons, Kirk Launch Senate Human Rights Caucus
Aug. 7, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Address Burma's Stalled Political Transition During Visit
Aug. 7, 2014 Kirk Statement on Persecution of Iraqi Religious Minorities by ISIS
July 31, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Stand Up for VA Whistleblowers and Veterans Who Have Suffered Abuse
July 30, 2014 Kirk Supports Parental Control of Kids' Online Info
July 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Deep Concern over Deterioration of Democracy, Rule of Law, Human Rights in Venezuela
May 22, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Regarding Human Rights Violations in Iran
April 3, 2014 Kirk and Menendez Introduce Senate Resolution Commemorating the Armenian Genocide
Feb. 25, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - FCC's Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs
Jan. 20, 2014 Sen. Mark Kirk Statement in Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Sept. 9, 2013 Blog: Statement on Hossein Ronaghi Maleki
Aug. 2, 2013 Kirk, Cotler Condemn Iranian Leader's Call to Intensify Bahá'í Persecution
Feb. 14, 2013 Lautenberg Joins More than 80 Senators & Representatives in Urging State Dept to "Exhaust Every Option" in Release of Abedini
Aug. 23, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder
July 26, 2012 International Lawmakers Call on Iran to Release Narges Mohammadi
May 10, 2012 Letter to Chairman Harkin and Ranking Member Enzi
Jan. 18, 2012 Statement - Opposition to PROTECT IP Act
Dec. 16, 2011 Letter to Cynthia A. Schnedar, Acting Inspector General of U.S. Department of Justice
Dec. 6, 2011 Statement for Iran's Students and Demand the Immediate Release of All Political Prisoners in Iran
Nov. 8, 2011 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act
May 31, 2011 Statement - Standing with Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer
May 24, 2011 Senator Kirk Statement on Iranian Government Raids on Baha'i Homes
May 4, 2011 Senators Kirk, Gillibrand and Representatives Dold, Deutch Introduce Iran Human Rights and Democracy Act
April 14, 2011 Merkley, Kirk, Harkin, Collins Introduce Legislation to End Workplace Discrimination
March 17, 2011 Iran's Human Rights Abusers
March 1, 2011 Senate Resolution 80 -- Condemning the Goverment of Iran for its State-Sponsored Persecution of its Baha'i Minority and its Continued Violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights
Dec. 17, 2010 Letter to Susan E. Rice, United States Ambassador, United Nations
July 30, 2008 Condemning The Persecution of Baha'is In Iran
July 22, 2008 Free Egyptian Blogger Kareen Amer
March 11, 2008 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Veto Message from the President of the United States
June 12, 2007 Waukegan News Sun - Reopened Gate Harbors North Chicago Hope
June 11, 2007 Kirk: "The Navy Gate is Finally Open"
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