Equality & Civil Rights

I believe that our federal government must work to provide and protect basic civil liberties to all Americans. As a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, I will keep fighting every day to make sure that LGBT+ people are ensured equal protection under the law.

 

LGBT Caucus

As a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, I work with my colleagues in the House to address some of our country’s most pressing equality issues, including fighting anti-LGBT+ appropriations amendments, and advocating for education and aging protections.

 

Equality Act

I am proud to be an original cosponsor of the Equality Act, a bipartisan, comprehensive nondiscrimination bill to extend civil rights protections to LGBT+ Americans.

 

Equal Rights Amendment

I am a proud cosponsor of H.J.Res.79 to remove the deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). A vote for the ERA is a vote for equality. We must ratify this crucial amendment to enshrine women’s equality in our Constitution and under the law.

 

Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019​

I am a proud original cosponsor of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, to restore the Voting Rights Act’s power to combat the resurgence of partisan voter suppression across the nation.