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Issue Position: Civil Rights

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Affirming Equality for Women - A longtime supporter for the rights of women, Susan is a leader in Congress on women's issues. She is a sponsor of a constitutional amendment to ensure the equality of all Americans regardless of gender. (H.J.Res 40 cosponsored on March 27, 2007)

Protecting Americans from Hate Crimes - Susan has been a consistent supporter of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act which would expand federal hate crime protections to offenses involving actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. (H.R. 1592, R.C. #299 passed 237 to 180, May 3, 2007)

Defending our Civil Liberties - Acknowledging that the United States's greatness is a direct result of the freedoms we enjoy, Susan has used her role in Congress to oppose efforts to erode civil liberties. She has opposed efforts to expand warrantless wiretapping and passage of constitutional amendments that restrict the civil rights of our citizens. (S. 1927, R.C. # 836 passed 227-183, August 4, 2007)

* Rep. Susan Davis's Statement Against Warrantless Wiretapping

Ending Discrimination in the Workplace - Susan is a sponsor of legislation that would outlaw employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. (H.R. 2015 cosponsored on April 24, 2007)

* Congresswoman Susan Davis: We Need to Protect the Rights of All Americans

Promoting Civil Rights Abroad - Susan has sought to expand civil rights aboard by championing causes like ending the genocide in Darfur. She is a cosponsor of the Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act. (H.R. 180 cosponsored on January 16, 2007)

Supporting Domestic Partner Benefits - Susan is a cosponsor of, H.R. 2792, the Family and Medical Leave Inclusion Act. This measure would extend Family and Medical Leave Act provisions to same sex spouses and domestic partners. Susan is also a cosponsor of the Uniting American Families Act, H.R. 2221, which allows U.S. citizens to sponsor their domestic partners for immigration purposes.

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