Washington, DC – On Friday evening, President Donald Trump issued an unconstitutional executive order banning individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States of America.
Within hours, a federal judge issued a stay against the Executive Order.
Matteson, IL - Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement regarding news that a federal judge ordered the government not to deport immigrants currently held at airports based on President Trump’s Executive Order barring individuals from certain Muslim-majority countries:
Chicago, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement:
“In recent days, President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to ‘send in the Feds’ to address the ongoing violence in Chicago. These tweets and comments show a complete ignorance to reality. First, ‘sending in the Feds’ violates the U.S. Constitution and second, ‘the Feds’ are already in Chicago.
Matteson, IL - Congresswoman Robin Kelly attended a celebration at Christ Community Church in South Holland. Today, she spoke at a South Suburban College event. She released this statement marking Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
"Today, our nation pauses to remember the life and legacy of Dr. King.
Washington, DC –Congresswoman Robin Kelly today released this statement concerning the Department of Justice’s report on the Chicago Police Department:
“Today’s report is deeply concerning. It is clear that more reforms are needed and needed immediately.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement concerning Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and his confirmation hearing to serve as our nation’s top civil rights protection officer:
“Like millions of Americans, I was deeply troubled by the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as our nation’s next Attorney General.
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement concerning the hate crime livestreamed on Facebook:
"This kidnapping and assault is nothing short of cowardly and heinous.
As our nation continues to struggle with issues of racial tension, we must seek community over division, cooperation over animosity.
Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Ranking Member of the Oversight Committee’s subcommittee on Information Technology (IT) Security, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Oversight Committee chairman, Congressman Jason Chaffetz calling for a full and thorough investigation
U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), released the following statement today upon Facebook Inc.’s announcement that they will update their “ethnic affinity” marketing feature to prohibit discriminatory use of the feature.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Congressional Black Caucus today voiced their objections to Facebook’s “Ethnic Affinity” advertising option that allows housing advertisers to exclude certain ethnic groups in marketing and promotion, in a letter to company CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly joined President Obama in Cuba. From Kelly's office: "Congresswoman Kelly is the sole member of the Illinois Delegation on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Her district includes the largest inland port in America, 1800 farms, and manufacturers like Ford. 'I'm excited to take part in this historic trip to Cuba with the President.