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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

Jan 21, 2019 Announcements
MLK Day of Service is a 'day on" of service, not a 'day off.'
Jan 20, 2019 News Articles
On January 20, 2019, NBC 4's The Spectrum released an interview in which host Colleen Marshall and Congresswoman Beatty discussed everything from the Trump Shutdown to Beatty's leadership roles in the 116th Congress.
Jan 18, 2019 Press Release
Beatty introduces two bipartisan bills to curb human trafficking.
Jan 17, 2019 News Articles

Barack Obama's trailblazing presidency, a first for an African-American, began 10 years ago Sunday, a historic moment that some believed ushered in a post-racial America.

But given the racial politics amplified in the era of successor Donald Trump, the hope and change of 2009 has led to mixed results.

Advances in gender and racial equality have been unmistakeable over the past decade, and continue today, with multiple men or women of color -- notably senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris -- likely to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

Jan 15, 2019 News Articles
A bill has been tabled in the US, which aims to improve the diversity of the Federal Reserve’s leadership.
Jan 15, 2019 News Articles
Bill entitled the "Ensuring Diverse Leadership Act."
Jan 13, 2019 News Articles
The field of economics has a problem. At a time when more women than men are graduating from college and earning doctorates, just a third of Ph.D.s in economics go to women. That statistic has hardly budged in decades.
Jan 11, 2019 Announcements
January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Jan 9, 2019 News Articles
Of the more than 130 individuals who have served as presidents of the twelve reserve banks, only 3 have been non-white. In 2017, Raphael Bostic became the first African American reserve bank president when he became president of the Atlanta Fed. Additionally, there have been only seven women to ever serve as a reserve bank president.
Jan 9, 2019 Press Release
Bill seeks to increase diversity among Federal Reserve Bank presidents