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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

Feb 1, 2021 Announcements
The brainchild of Carter G. Woodson, and originally known as “Negro History Week,” February was officially recognized as Black History Month by former President Gerald Ford in 1976.
Jan 31, 2021 News Articles
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty spoke with MSNBC's Joshua Johnson about the Black agenda from the Biden administration.
Jan 30, 2021 News Articles
The mother of Casey Goodson Jr. spoke to community members on Saturday, which would have been her son's 24th birthday, to call for justice in his death.
Jan 28, 2021 News Articles
Tubman will become the first Black person on the face of American paper currency and the first woman in generations; Martha Washington appeared on a $1 bill in the 1890s, and Pocahontas was in a group picture on the $20 bill in the 1860s, according to Reuters.
Jan 28, 2021 News Articles
The $20 bill is getting a new — but familiar — face.
Jan 26, 2021 News Articles
President Joe Biden's administration announced Monday it plans to revitalize the effort to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
Jan 26, 2021 News Articles
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said Tuesday that improved financial literacy would help bridge some of the gaps in access to obtaining credit.
Jan 26, 2021 News Articles
As the White House says it’s resuming efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, Rep. Joyce Beatty (D., Ohio) is re-introducing legislation to ensure Tubman replaces Andrew Jackson on the $20 note.
Jan 25, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Beatty to reintroduce the Woman on the Twenty Act of 2021.
Jan 25, 2021 News Articles
To quote the great Maya Angelou, “in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Despite America’s diversity, the faces that are prominently featured on the most popular currency in the world reflects a uniform collection of individuals that fail to represent America’s beauty or strength.