Civil and Human Rights

Rep. Levin is an ardent supporter and active legislator on human and civil rights issues. He believes Congress has a critical role to play to ensure that all people are treated equally, regardless of their age, gender, race, or who they love. 

One hundred years after winning the right to vote, women continue to face injustices throughout our society, such as devastating wage gaps, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment in the workplace. Our Constitution does not explicitly ban discrimination based on gender, and Rep. Levin believes it is long past time for that to change. He was proud to participate in a historic, bipartisan vote by the House of Representatives to remove an arbitrary deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which states that equal rights under the law shall not be denied on account of gender. 

He is also a strong supporter of the Paycheck Fairness Act to guarantee equal pay for equal work, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act to protect survivors of domestic violence, and the SAFE Act to protect the economic security of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Americans are also denied basic legal protections in many states across the country and still face discrimination in many areas of their lives. Rep. Levin was proud to help introduce and pass the Equality Act to end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in areas of employment, housing, education and much more. He also believes that any American who is willing to join the Armed Forces and risk their life for our country should have the opportunity to do so, so he cosponsored a resolution strongly opposing the President’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.

More on Civil and Human Rights

June 5, 2020 In The News

U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued a statement on Thursday, June 4, on the protests in response to the death of George Floyd and other black Americans, outlining actions he is taking to address systemic racial injustice in America and to reform law enforcement. (The four Minneapolis police officers involved in the Floyd arrest face various murder charges.)

June 4, 2020 Press Release

San Juan Capistrano, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued a statement on the protests in response to the murder of George Floyd and other Black Americans. Representative Levin outlined actions he is taking to address systemic racial injustice in America and to reform law enforcement.