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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Printing of Census Without Citizenship Question
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about the news that the 2020 Census will not include a citizenship question: “In a massive victory for our Census, our democracy, our country, and For The People, the Trump Administration has finally agreed to print the 2020 Census without the administration’s unconstitutional citizenship question. The Supreme Court was right to turn back President Trump’s attempt to add this chilling question to the Census – and while th... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on SCOTUS Census Citizenship Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census: “The Supreme Court has turned back President Trump’s unconstitutional attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. This ruling is a victory for an accurate, comprehensive, and complete Census count. “Trump is eager to silence the voices of vulnerable populations in our communities; that’s why he wanted a Ce... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Civil Rights, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American congresswoman and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgtqGHbZejY. “I am proud to take this Hispanic Heritage Month to salute the history and accomplishments of our Latino communities, both in my 40th Congressional District of California and across the country,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “While this is ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following video in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv6lh-Tcw70 The text of her remarks follows: “Hello, I am Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. I wish you a happy LGBTQ Pride Month. “During the Stonewall Riots that began on June 28, 1969, LGBTQ individuals fought for the right to be free and open about who they were and who they loved. Every June since, the LGBTQ community has come together to cel... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement Opposing Addition of Citizenship Question to Census
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement responding to the Commerce Department’s announcement that a new citizenship question would be added to the 2020 Census: “The Census’s new citizenship question is another shameful Trump assault on our democracy. It will undoubtedly drive down Census participation, and cost our neighborhoods federal funds and seats in Congress. Trump is worried about losing power, so he's trying to take power away from our communitie... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Women's History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress, released the following video statement in honor of Women's History Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxw4YJTss0Y. The video can also be viewed on Twitter and Facebook. Below is a copy of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's statement: “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard from California’s 40th Congressional District. “March is Women’s History Month, a time we honor the extraordinary... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following video statement in honor of Black History Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6jY9IXkRR0 Below is a copy of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s statement. "Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, representing California’s 40th Congressional District. "America was founded on the self-evident truth that all men and women are created equal. Throughout our history, America has aspired to live up to that truth and to be a... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following video statement in honor of Black History Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbepLKB5eZk Below is a copy of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s statement. “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. Every year during the month of February, we take time to reflect on the countless contributions that African Americans have made to this nation throughout its history. We recognize and appreciate the collective strength that... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Opposes Appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has signed a letter with more than 100 of her House colleagues opposing President-elect Trump’s appointment of former Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. “Steve Bannon’s history of promoting racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia is dangerously troubling,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “Making him the White House Chief Strategist sends a reckless message contrary to our American values. His appoint... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sqILVbNEq4. Below is a copy of Rep. Roybal-Allard’s statement: "Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. Each year, from September 15th to October 15th, we gather as a nation to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting the ... Read more