Civil Rights

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis: “Today, I join Americans across the country in mourning the death and celebrating the life of Congressman John Lewis, one of the most courageous and committed citizens our country has ever known. “Through his life, he gave us an incredible gift – a chance to see the world ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted to pass H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. This legislation implements reforms to create stronger systems of transparency and accountability in policing across the country. Congresswoman Fletcher is a cosponsor of the legislation, which passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, 236-181. “The... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Co-sponsors Legislation to Establish Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that she joined Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) as an original co-sponsor of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, H.R. 7232, to designate June 19 as federal holiday each year. On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas that “all slaves are free” and that there would be “an... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Cosponsors Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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(Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement after signing on as a co-sponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, legislation introduced this week by the Congressional Black Caucus to create stronger systems of transparency and accountability in policing across the country and to safeguard every American’s right to safety and justice. “I am proud to co-s... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on President Trump’s Press Conference in the Rose Garden

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on President Trump’s press conference in the Rose Garden yesterday, threatening to use the U.S. military against protesters across the country: “At this time of great pain and crisis, the President has failed to perform the important role that belongs uniquely to his office: to bring Americans together and ... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Protests in Houston and Across the Country

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after the killing of George Floyd sparked demonstrations across the country: “Over the last week, as our country witnessed and confronted the killing of George Floyd, Americans have been speaking out about the failure of policing and the failure of justice that his death represents—failures with deep root... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Joins Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that this weekend, she will join the Faith and Policy Institute’s Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama. This year’s pilgrimage will commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. “Our fellow citizens have fought and died to earn, to defend, and to ensure the right to vote for all Americans,” s... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Remove Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.J.Res 79, a bipartisan resolution to remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA would amend the U.S. Constitution to guarantee women equal rights under the law. The resolution passed the House yesterday 232-183. The ERA states: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be den... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Protect Voting Rights

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in favor of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), which seeks to restore Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) by developing a process to determine which states and localities with a recent history of voting rights violations over the last 25 years must preclear election changes with the Department of Justice. Con... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Joins Houston Leaders in Calling on Senate to Pass Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on today’s press conference, convened by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo, where local community leaders urged the United States Senate to hold a vote on H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). VAWA, which passed the House with bipartisan s... Read more »