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.

More on Civil Rights

Aug 13 2017
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"Hate, violence, bigotry, racism and anti-semitism have no place in our country."
Jun 16 2017
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Ahead of the third weekend of Pride parades around the country, U.S. Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led a group of seventy-two Members of Congress in writing President Trump today to expressing dismay at his Administration’s failure to recognize LGBT Pride Month, and to share broad concerns regarding efforts to turn back the clock on LGBT rights.
May 17 2017
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Congressman Donald Norcross introduced the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2017. This legislation highlights the need for bold investment in school infrastructure as a means to achieve greater educational equity, while breathing new life into communities and creating jobs.
May 2 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined colleagues in introducing the Equality Act of 2017, which would add to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in all of the same areas of life that protect Americans on the basis of race, color, religion, and national origin.

Feb 27 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to a bomb threat made against the Katz Jewish Community Center in Chery Hill, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) is requesting federal security funding to protect South Jersey’s Jewish communities.

Feb 22 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Donald Norcross is asking the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to address recent bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country.

Feb 15 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) met with Muslim community leaders from across the state to listen to their concerns regarding the new administration and the president's Muslim ban.

Jan 30 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the administration's executive order on immigration, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released the following statement:

Jan 24 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted against the GOP’s latest attack on women, a radical bill designed to take away comprehensive private health insurance coverage from millions of women.

Jan 23 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the President’s executive order to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, commonly known as the global gag rule, which limits the ability of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to operate overseas, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released the following statement: