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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

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement after voting against the budget agreement:
 
“It is unacceptable for Republicans to control every branch of government, yet continue to govern so recklessly.
 
Feb 8, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) urges the House to oppose a budget caps bill that does not protect Dreamers:
 
CHC cannot support this budget caps bill that leaves Dreamers behind. We stand with nearly 90% of Americans that agree Dreamers should be protected.
 
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Feb 6, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair (CHC) Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement after Republicans voted for the fifth time to pass a short-term spending bill:
 
Jan 31, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address:
 
“President Trump used his State of the Union Address to disparage immigrant communities, distort policy, undermine bipartisan efforts to protect Dreamers, and ignore the issues important to Hispanic communities across this nation.
 
Jan 11, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump attacked immigration from “shithole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries:
 
“The President’s statement is shameful, abhorrent, unpresidential, and deserves our strongest condemnation. We must use our voices to ensure that our nation never returns to the days when ignorance, prejudice, and racism dictated our decision making.
 
Jan 9, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement following a White House Meeting focused on finding a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers:
 
Dec 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Congressman José E. Serrano (NY-15), Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), and Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04), co-chairs of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Task Force on Puerto Rico, and Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09), sent the following letter urging Congress act on critical issues facing Puerto Rico.
 
Dec 6, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C. – In the midst of Congress’ ongoing tax negotiations, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) sent a letter to Republican leadership underscoring the harm that the current tax bill will impose on Puerto Rico’s already fragile and recovering economy. By taxing the Island as a foreign jurisdiction, the bill will raise production costs which will cost manufacturing jobs and the economy.
Nov 29, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released this statement following the announcement that Congressman Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois will retire next years after 25 years in Congress:
 
“Congressman Luis Gutiérrez has fought tirelessly to uphold our deepest held values and been an ardent defender of immigrants, the Puerto Rican community, and hard-working Americans across this nation.
 
Oct 16, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement to mark the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated each year from the 15th of September until the 15th of October: