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Human and Civil Rights

The Human and Civil Rights Task Force covers all issues related to Human and Civil Rights such as LGBTQ rights/equality, women’s rights, privacy, free speech, freedom of religion. Shares issues such as mass incarceration, racial and ethnic profiling, police brutality, and unequal prosecution of minorities with the Law and Criminal Justice Task Force. Shares issues such as citizenship, voting applications, reducing processing times and fees for naturalizations, and the Voting Rights Act with the Latino Voting and Elections Task Force.

Task Force Leadership

Chair

Chair

Representative Cesar Chavez (AZ)

Special 2018-19 Priorities of the Immigration Task Force:

It covers all issues related to:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Helping protect LGBTQ individuals from recent attacks from the Administration
  • Homelessness
  • Women’s Rights
  • Have an LGBTQ session in an Annual Summit

Recent Resolutions

2013-9

Convention on the Rights of the Child

2013-12

Recognizing the 65th Infantry Regiment, Known as the Borinqueneers, for their Service to the United States of America During Wartime

2012-7

Resolution on Death of Cuban Dissident and Activist Oswaldo Paya Sadinas

2012-13

Resolution on Domestic Violence and Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

2014-3

A Resolution of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators in Support of H.R. 1217 and S. 568 to Establish the Smithsonian American Latino Museum and Designate the Arts and Industries Building as Its Future Location in Washington, D.C.

2012-4

Resolution on Pay Equity for Women and People of Color