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.
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I spoke with ABC 7 Chicago about the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
EVANSTON – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, issued the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
“While accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on December 11, 1964, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said the following –
Some updates for my constituents regarding the 2nd impeachment of President Trump, the attack on our Capitol, COVID-19, and a few other topics.