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
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.