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Rosen Joins Letter Calling for Department of Justice to Address the Mass Closure of Polling Locations in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a letter led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tom Udall (D-NM) to Attorney General William Barr expressing concern regarding the mass closures of polling locations in Tribal communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The absence or closure of polling locations on Tribal lands disenfranchises Native American voters; polling location closures recently forced Native American voters in Arizona to travel up to 280 miles one way to...

Rosen Statement Commemorating Juneteenth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement commemorating Juneteenth, which is celebrated every year on June 19th.

“On Juneteenth, we celebrate a turning point in American history when President Lincoln’s order of emancipation was finally recognized in each and every corner of our country,” said Senator Rosen. “Unfortunately, this important holiday is often not taught in schools. This Juneteenth, let us take time to educate ourselves, as well as to...

Rosen Announces Co-Sponsorship of Justice in Policing Act of 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, comprehensive policing reform legislation aimed at increasing law enforcement accountability, as well as addressing biased policing practices and preventing instances of racial profiling.

“We must take action to address systemic racism and unjust behavior in our criminal justice system,” said Senator Rosen. “For far too long, we’ve seen individuals being targeted by law...

Rosen Announces Co-Sponsorship of Police Training and Independent Review Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Police Training and Independent Review Act, legislation that promotes training in fair and impartial policing, and encourages the use of independent investigations and, if warranted, prosecutions of the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers.

“No American should be targeted or treated differently by law enforcement because of the color of their skin,” said Senator Rosen. “Far too often in our country...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Statement on McConnell’s Blocking of Resolution in Support of Constitutional Right to Protest & Condemning President Trump’s Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocking a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the constitutional rights of Americans must be respected; that violence and looting are unlawful and unacceptable; and that Congress condemns the order to have federal officers use gas and rubber bullets on peaceful protesters.

“Americans have a...

On One Year Anniversary of House Passage, Rosen Calls for Senate to Vote on H.R. 1

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement commemorating the one year anniversary of the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the For the People Act (H.R. 1), and called on the Senate to take up the bill for a vote.
 
“For an entire year, H.R. 1 has been sitting on Leader McConnell’s desk, waiting to be brought up for a vote,” said Senator Rosen. “This bill includes sweeping reforms to end political corruption, put an end to big money in...

Rosen Statement Commemorating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which this year falls on Monday January 20th.

“Today, we take time to remember the incredible life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Senator Rosen.“Dr. King fought for equal treatment and justice for all, and we can best honor his legacy by confronting bigotry, racial discrimination, and inequality wherever it may be. We all have a moral...

Rosen Statement Recognizing Voting Rights Act Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement in recognition of the 54th anniversary of the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

“Over 50 years ago, during a time of deep political division, the United States enacted a landmark piece of legislation to ensure that all Americans have an equal opportunity to participate in our democracy,” said Senator Rosen. “Fifty-four years after the Voting Rights Act’s passage, we must recommit ourselves to...

Following a Call to Pass the Equality Act, Rosen Co-Sponsors Fair Housing and Equity Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a call to pass the Equality Act last month, today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Fair Housing and Equity Act. The bill would ensure fair housing by providing non-discrimination protections for members of the LGBTQ community.
 
“No one should be denied the opportunity for a home because of who that person loves or how that person self-identifies,” said Senator Rosen. “This legislation will help to ensure that all people have equal...

Rosen Statement on Jewish American Heritage Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement commemorating Jewish American Heritage Month.
 
“Each May, our country comes together to recognize, celebrate, and honor the contributions of Jewish Americans,” said Senator Rosen. “During this time when anti-Semitism and bigotry is on the rise, it is vitally important that we lift up members of the Jewish American community, honor their achievements, and celebrate their immeasurable contributions to our...