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Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights

The Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights Task Force works to protect the civil rights, housing and voting rights of the Latino community.  The task force oversees issues such as the Voting Rights Act, hate crimes, and housing fairness.

Members:
Rep. José Serrano, Co-Chair
Rep. Norma Torres, Co-Chair
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

More on Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights

Jun 28, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus urges the House to oppose “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” (H.R. 3003) and “Kate’s Law” (H.R. 3004).
 
Jun 22, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Jeff Sessions declining to meet with the CHC:
 
Jun 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 5th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs – composed of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly asking him to clarify the agency’s policies toward DACA and to protect DREAMers from deportation.
 
Jun 12, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement concerning the nomination of Francis Cissna as Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:
 
Jun 8, 2017 Press Release
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following statement on the current situation in Venezuela:
 
May 30, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – which is composed of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus – sent a letter to the outgoing Director of the U.S. Census Bureau John H. Thompson inviting him to a meeting to discuss concerns and determine how Tri-Caucus Members can better support the U.S. Census Bureau as it prepares for the 2020 Census.
 
May 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Members of the CHC sent a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Jeff Sessions inviting him to a meeting to discuss the many concerns Members have with recent DOJ policy changes.
 
May 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Members of the CHC sent a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta inviting him to a meeting to discuss policies and regulations under his jurisdiction.
 
May 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal:
 
May 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After reports that federal immigration agents showed up at a Queens, New York elementary school to inquire about a fourth-grade student, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and CHC Members sent a letter to National School Boards Association President Kevin E. Ciak. The letter urges the Association to work with their members to develop protocols on how to address inquiries and visits from immigration enforcement agencies.