Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Civil Rights

As the leader of the free world, we must set an example by living the principles we preach: freedom of speech and religion and freedom from persecution. We must ensure no one faces discrimination in the classroom or workplace. With a monumental year for marriage equality behind us, no one should have to live in fear because they are with the one they love. As a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, I am working toward the extension of equal rights for everyone. 

Women have made great strides in history, but it’s time they receive equal pay for equal work and the opportunity to maintain a work and family balance.

The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy and should be a simple and convenient process. My visit to Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge was a stark reminder of how far we have come, but how much further we have to go in restoring the right to vote.

Finally, the voices of the people—not the bank accounts of a select few—should determine the outcomes of election and policies of the government, which is why I support increased voter participation and oppose the misguided “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision.  Our overall goal should be to respect the dignity and rights of every individual.

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May 27 2022
In The News

Women who chose to and were able to receive abortions, on the other hand, often went on to have a child by choice when they were more financially secure, therefore improving outcomes for the mother and the child. In short, by overturning Roe, we would be denying an entire generation of American women and children their chance at the American Dream.

May 3 2022
News Release

Today, Congressman Norcross released the below statement in response to reports that a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade and restricting women's reproductive freedom.

May 3 2022
In The News

The draft Supreme Court ruling "is a direct assault on women's reproductive freedom," said Rep. Donald Norcross, a Camden Democrat.

May 3 2022
In The News

"The draft Supreme Court opinion is the latest front in the Republican Party's war on women's rights. It is a direct assault on women's reproductive freedom," U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ - 1), said in a statement.

 
May 3 2022
In The News

"If true, extreme SCOTUS Justices are set to end reproductive freedom for millions of Americans. This will cause immeasurable harm and threaten a woman’s fundamental right to make their own health care decisions," said Norcross.

Apr 24 2022
In The News

As Republican politicians across the country continue their assault on LGBTQ people, Representatives Norcross and Pocan said they are standing in solidarity with New Jersey’s LGBTQ community and their families.

Apr 3 2022
In The News

I am inspired by the women in my life and the women I meet and speak with from New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District to continue the fight for women’s equality in Congress. Unfortunately, women’s rights are under attack.

Mar 1 2022
News Release

Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) issued the following statement following President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address.

Jan 13 2022
News Release

Rep. Norcross Statement onthe Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

Congressman Norcross’s support for pro-democracy legislation is unequivocal