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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Civil Rights

 

Beatty's Fighting for Civil Rights

I have worked my entire life to advance equal rights for all Americans and to create an America where each and every one of us has equal opportunity, regardless of how we look, who we love, or what we believe. Everyone should be able to live their lives free from discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender-identity, political affiliation, national origin, and disability status.

Highlights of Beatty Work on Civil Rights

  • Elected Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, which is committed to ensuring that African Americans and other marginalized communities have full access to the American Dream.
  • Supports the Equality Act, to extend civil rights protections to LBGTQ individuals.
  • Sponsor of an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.

Read more below, or please contact my office for more information concerning my work and views on Civil Rights.

More on Civil Rights

Sep 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, chaired by U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), held a hearing today entitled, “Access Denied: Eliminating Barriers and Increasing Economic Opportunity for Justice-Involved Individuals.” The Subcommittee hearing examined the impact of economic barriers on justice-involved individuals, as well as opportunities to increase economic access for justice-involved individuals.

Sep 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement on the influx of Haitian migrants:

Sep 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In coordination with Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Terri Sewell (AL-07), U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) introduced legislation to establish Rosa Parks Day as a Federal Holiday.

Sep 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) marked the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, an annual initiative celebrating the rich contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make on American history, culture, and heritage.

Aug 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) joined 219 of her House colleagues in voting to pass H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This critical legislation would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision and more recently in the 2021 Brnovich v. DNC decision.

Jul 21, 2021 Announcements
Chair Beatty continues to lead fight to protect Americans' voting rights.
Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
All of Beatty’s requests were approved.
Jul 15, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Beatty leads march to Hart Senate Office Building in response to numerous voter restriction laws being passed in states across the country.
Jul 15, 2021 Press Release
Will lead march to U.S. Senate to demand change.
Jul 7, 2021 Press Release
Seek information from Treasury Secretary Yellen on putting Harriet Tubman on the new twenty-dollar bill.

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