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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

May 24, 2016 Press Release
Congresswoman Beatty joined the newly established Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, which is dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
May 19, 2016 News Articles
Vice President Joe Biden told the civil rights activists at the National Urban League that racism is very much alive today and evident in the 2016 campaign.
May 18, 2016 Announcements
Award is presented annually to a Member of Congress working to secure and expand quality, affordable housing.
Apr 20, 2016 Press Release
Each year, the American Bar Association (ABA) honors select Members of Congress with the Justice Award for their commitment to ensuring that our nation’s judicial system is fair and equitable toward all people
Apr 18, 2016 News Articles
This year marks the 20th time that the ABA has brought distinguished lawyers from 48 states to Washington, D.C., to educate lawmakers on important issues such as funding for the Legal Services Corporation, and reform for our criminal justice system.
Mar 1, 2016 Announcements
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) joined millions of Americans in marking the annual month-long celebration of Women’s History Month. In response, Beatty issued the following statement:
Feb 29, 2016 News Articles
As Black History Month closes, I am reminded of Martin Luther King Jr., who famously said, “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.”
Feb 11, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, in celebration of Black History Month, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) introduced a resolution to honor the outstanding contributions of African-American Medal of Honor recipients.
Feb 4, 2016 News Articles
The Democratic congresswoman representing parts of central Ohio was invited to attend this year’s NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif.
Feb 4, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) is one of an elite group of civil rights leaders to be chosen by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to attend the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, California.