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

January 24, 2021 Video
I joined Paul Lisnek on Sunday morning to discuss the new Congress and the new Administration, including the Executive Orders signed by President Biden.
January 23, 2021 Press Release

EVANSTON – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the repeal of former President Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban:

January 22, 2021 Video

This week, I talk about the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

January 20, 2021 Video

I spoke with ABC 7 Chicago about the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

January 20, 2021 Video
I spoke with WGN News about the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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