Forums

On the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Top Democrats to Hold Forum & Introduce a Resolution to Affirm Support for Meaningful Enforcement of the Civil Rights Act

| Posted in Forums

On Thursday, May 17, the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Democratic leadership will hold a forum to examine current enforcement of the Civil Rights Act in U.S. schools and to announce the introduction of a new resolution to affirm support for disparate impact analysis as an enforcement tool of Title VI under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This comes on the heels of a recent Government ... Read more »

Forum Recap: Panelists Voice Strong Concerns about Press Freedom at Bipartisan Forum

| Posted in Forums

Watch Here On July 24, 2017, Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN), Mark Sanford (R-SC), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) hosted a bipartisan forum on freedom of the press entitled, “The State of Press Freedom in 21st Century America.” The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that “Congress sh... Read more »

Forum on Voting Rights and Privacy under the Pence-Kobach Commission

| Posted in Forums

Ahead of Trump’s voter commission’s first meeting, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. convened a forum with the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and House Judiciary Committee Democrats to examine voting rights and privacy concerns related to recent requests made by the commission’s co-chair, Kansas Secre... Read more »

NFL Players Speak Up: First-Hand Experiences and Building Trust Between Communities and Police

| Posted in Forums

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives held a forum to hear from NFL players about their own experiences and how they hope to improve relationships with minority communities and the police while supporting programs to help inmates successfully re-enter their communities. WATCH WHO Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member - House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Rep. John Conyers,... Read more »

Not Who We Are: An Examination of Trump’s Un-American Muslim and Refugee Ban

| Posted in Forums

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives held a forum examining and discussing President Donald Trump’s recent Muslim and refugee ban Executive Order entitled, “Not Who We Are: An Examination of Trump’s Un-American Muslim and Refugee Ban,” and the ensuing actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State to implement the order. WATCH WHO Members of Congress Democ... Read more »

The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy

| Posted in Forums

Hillary Clinton has so far earned a historic 2.5 million more popular votes than Donald Trump, yet Mr. Trump won more Electoral College votes and the presidency. According to press reports, several members of the Electoral College were trying to persuade their colleagues to vote for a candidate other than Mr. Trump when the College casts its votes on December 19th. House Judiciary Committee Ranki... Read more »