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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

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:
 
Oct 12, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement today on President Trump's tweet threatening to pull back the federal disaster response from Puerto Rico as they recover from a humanitarian crisis:
 
Sep 27, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) including Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Rep. José E. Serrano (NY-15), Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04), Rep. Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09), released the following statements in response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Puerto Rico one week after it was struck by Hurricane Maria, the second hurricane to hit the Island in September:
 
Sep 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) and House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement announcing that House Democrats are beginning the process to launch a discharge petition that would force a vote on the bipartisan, bicameral DREAM Act, which would provide a permanent solution to protect DREAMers. Tonight, H. Res. 508 was introduced, which discharges H.R. 1084, the Today's American Dream Act, and substitutes the text of H.R. 3440, the DREAM Act.

Aug 31, 2017 Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2017
 
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement after President Trump pardoned former Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio and issued a memo banning transgender Americans from enlisting in the military: