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Keith Ellison's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 5, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Issue Position: Peace
Issue Position: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Equality
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
June 30, 2015 Letter to Secretary John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Conditions in Mexico
June 25, 2015 Rep. Ellison Statement on Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project
June 4, 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 3, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Audit the National Voter Registration Act
May 21, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Potential Targeting of Federal Employees
April 28, 2015 Rep. Ellison Statement on Minneapolis Promise Zone
April 24, 2015 Grijalva, Ellison, Lee, Polis Oppose Proposed Reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act
March 11, 2015 CAPAC, CBC, CHC, and CPC Urge DOJ to Close Profiling Loopholes
March 11, 2015 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Ending Racial Profiling
Jan. 18, 2015 Rep. Ellison Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Dec. 9, 2014 Ellison, Grijalva Statement on CIA Torture Report
Dec. 9, 2014 CPC, CBC, CHC and CAPAC Chairs on DOJ's Revised Racial Profiling Guidance
Nov. 19, 2014 Ellison, Grijalva, Lee Call on Congress to Let Diplomacy Work after House Passes Resolution Condemning Human Rights Violations in Iran
Nov. 19, 2014 Condemning Iran for Human Rights Violations
Nov. 4, 2014 The New York Times - A Voting Rights Amendment Would Guarantee Democratic Principles
Oct. 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - United Nations Convention Against Torture Application Overseas
July 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Vietnam Must End Human Rights Abuses Before Entering Trans-Pacific Partnership
July 9, 2014 Rep. Ellison Statement on Allegations of NSA Spying on Muslim-Americans
June 25, 2014 Sen. Cardin, Rep. Conyers, CPC, CBC, CHC and CAPAC Leaders, Launch #MoreThanAProfile
June 19, 2014 Rep. Ellison Statement on Juneteenth
May 30, 2014 CPC, CBC, CHC and CAPAC Chairs Applaud Amendment to End Racial Profiling
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
May 29, 2014 Support Human Rights for Non-Violent Political Protestors in Egypt
May 21, 2014 Letter to Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya - Regarding Treatment of Somalis in Kenya
May 7, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, Regarding Racial Profiling
April 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Declassify the Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program
April 7, 2014 Colombian Workers Continue to Face Widespread Violence, Human Rights Violations, Members of Congress Hear From New Report
April 7, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - No Fly Lists
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
Dec. 19, 2013 Conyers & Progressive Caucus Laud NSA Review, Urges President Obama to Swiftly Undertake Necessary Reforms
Dec. 19, 2013 Ellison, Grijalva, Conyers Applaud New Report on NSA
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
June 25, 2013 Pocan & Ellison: Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision Demonstrates Need For National Right To Vote Amendment
May 8, 2013 Progressive Caucus Holds Hearing on Implications of U.S. Drone Policy
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
March 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Oversight of the Drone Program
Jan. 17, 2013 Rep. Keith Ellison Reintroduces Legislation Protecting Voters' Rights As First Bills Of 113th Congress
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Secretary Napolitano
Sept. 23, 2012 Voter Restriction Amendment
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
Aug. 17, 2012 Insight News - Ellison Urges Voters to Reject Voter ID Amendment
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 5, 2012 Politic365 - Reps. Ellison, Moore: Voter Suppression Is Behind Focus On Holder
April 17, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice
Feb. 2, 2012 Ellison Statement On Voter Suppression In Minnesota
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