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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Sep 21 2022
News Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted to pass the Presidential Election Reform Act (H.R. 8873), which would reform the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to protect the rule of law and the integrity of presidential elections in the United States.

Aug 15 2022
In The News

By contrast, Donald Norcross, a fourth-term Congressman, is a blue collar workhorse from Philly’s South Jersey ‘burbs. And that’s precisely why his impassioned stemwinder before a marriage equality vote in Congress stands out. 

Jul 24 2022
In The News

 

Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) speaks about his daughter and same-sex marriage on the House floor on Wednesday.

Jul 19 2022
News Release

U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today delivered the below speech ahead of voting for the Respect for Marriage Act, which he cosponsored. The law would ensure marriage equality for all.

Jun 30 2022
In The News

As a father and as a leader of New Jersey’s LGBTQ+ community, we are deeply concerned for the safety and wellbeing of our nation’s LGBTQ+ youth. This growing anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination is a cynical attempt to grab power by dividing us and fostering fear and distrust of “the other.” But the anti-LGBTQ+ culture war has real-world consequences – including mental health impacts on America’s young people.

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

"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.

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.