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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...

Rosen Holds Equality Act Press Conference with LGBTQ Nevadans, Calls on Congress to Pass the Equality Act

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) held a press conference with Nevada’s chapter of the Human Rights Campaign and members of Nevada’s LGBTQ community to call on Congress to pass the Equality Act. Senator Rosen emphasized the urgent need for legislative action to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ individuals.

“It is shameful that in this day and age members of the LGBTQ community still face discrimination. I am a proud cosponsor of the Equality Act, which explicitly...

Rosen Helps Introduce Equality Act in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) helped introduce the Equality Act, which explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, jury service, public accommodations, and the use of federal funds. The legislation amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Jury Selection and Services Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Rosen...

Rosen Helps Introduce the Keep Families Together Act in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Keep Families Together Act. This legislation, introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein and 45 other Senate colleagues, would ensure that the federal government carries out immigration procedures in the best interest of detained children. Recently, NBC News reported that the Administration admitted that reuniting thousands of migrant children separated from their parents or guardians at the U.S.-Mexico...

Rosen Commemorates African American History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement commemorating the start of African American History Month, which begins on Friday, February 1st:

“African American History Month gives us the opportunity to celebrate the many notable African Americans who have helped shape Nevada and our country. As we reflect on the remarkable accomplishments that African American leaders have made across all of our nation’s institutions, let’s also remember that the...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Require President to Create Special Envoy Position to Combat Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she helped introduce bipartisan legislation to upgrade the State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism to the rank of an ambassador and require its Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation.  The legislation was introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). The purpose of this position would include monitoring and combating anti-Semitism globally. 

“Anti-Semitism...

Rosen Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which falls on Monday, January 21st.

“Today we pause 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 his legacy still lives on. We best honor Dr. King’s life’s work by standing up against bigotry, racial discrimination, and inequalities in our society....