Equality & Civil Rights

Learn about Rep. Panetta’s work and initiatives related to equality and civil rights.
 

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June 25, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congressman Panetta (D-CA-20) released the following statement in response to the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, H.R. 7120, which passed the House by 236 to 181. This bill would better hold law enforcement officials accountable for misconduct, bolsters transparency through data collection and accuracy on wrongdoings and negligent use-of-force, and improves police training and policies.
June 8, 2020 Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he is an original cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.  The bicameral legislation was introduced today in the House by Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and in the Senate by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).

March 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced that he will participate in this year’s Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee on Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the series of marches that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The bipartisan congressional pilgrimage will be led by Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. 

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) voted for H.J.Res.79, to facilitate timely ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution.  The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote of 232 to 183.  Congressman Panetta is a cosponsor of the bill.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:

 

September 9, 2019 Page

Congressman Panetta Sends Letter to USDA on Rescission of 4-H LGBTQ Guidance 

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to pause the Trump Administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

"I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to halt the inclusion of an unnecessary citizenship question in the 2020 Census.  The Administration’s rationale for adding the question is inadequate and based on politics over sound policy.

May 17, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley), Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) and members of the LGBT Equality Caucus on Wednesday introduced the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act. This bill prevents the maltreatment of LGBTQ youth and improves outcomes for those who enter the child welfare system.

May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley), Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27), and members of the LGBT Equality Caucus introduced the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act.  This bill prevents the maltreatment of LGBTQ youth and improves outcomes for those who enter the child welfare system.

May 15, 2019 In The News

oday, Representatives Donna Shalala (FL-27), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and members of the LGBT Equality Caucus, introduced the House version of the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act. This bill prevents the maltreatment of LGBTQ youth and improves outcomes for LGBTQ kids who enter the child welfare system.