Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Representing the 9th District of Illinois

Civil and Human Rights

Our government is founded on the belief that individuals have a number of “inalienable rights” enshrined in the Constitution. I believe that the protection of those rights is a fundamental obligation for each member of Congress, and I take that duty very seriously.  It is important that we work to end discrimination and human rights abuses wherever they occur.  

In my work in the House of Representatives, where I was previously a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Vice Chair of the Human Rights Commission, I do my best to make sure a proper balance between security and liberty is maintained, and that government’s reach into our private lives is kept to a minimum.

More on Civil and Human Rights

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, made the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act, by a vote of 236-173:

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement recognizing Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day:

September 17, 2018 Press Release

“The allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh are credible and disturbing. I applaud her courage for coming forward despite the chaos and frenzy that she will undoubtedly face because of it.

June 14, 2018 Video
Congresswoman Schakowsky delivers a special message celebrating Pride Month 2018.

 

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