Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Social Justice

I believe America’s international strength and respect lies in its diversity and commitment to social justice. This is especially true in California, home to the most diverse population in America. All Americans, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability, deserve equal treatment under the law. When considering legislation, I always remember the immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

For more information concerning my work and views on the issue of social justice issues, please contact my Washington, DC office.

I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.

--Congressman John Garamendi

More on Social Justice

November 22, 2019 Press Release

Fairfield, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), delivered the keynote address at the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Empowerment-Early Detection Matters event in Solano County to discuss advancements in Alzheimer’s research.

November 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, American Sikh Caucus Co-Chair Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA) introduced a resolution (H.Res. 689) recognizing Guru Nanak—the founder of Sikhism—on the 550th anniversary of his birth:

October 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) joined a bipartisan group of Representatives in cosponsoring the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which was introduced today by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which was negotiated over several months with input from agricultural stakeholders and labor organizations, makes meaningful reforms to the H-2A agricultural guestworker program and creates a first-of-its-kind, merit-based visa program specifically designed for the nation’s agricultural sector. 

September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), announced that his bipartisan Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 passed the House of Representatives unanimously.

September 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee within the House Armed Services Committee, met with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) to discuss the President raiding $3.6 billion to pay for his border wall from 127 military construction projects. Garamendi oversees all 127 projects as Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee.

August 26, 2019 Press Release

Dixon, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), participated in ribbon cuttings ceremonies for Habitat for Humanity’s new Veterans Residence complex in Dixon and the Grand Opening and Open House of Yolo Food Bank’s new Woodland facility. Garamendi supported both projects vehemently through his work in Congress.

Habitat for Humanity

August 21, 2019 Press Release

Marysville, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D—Yuba City), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness, held a district work day to address hundreds of local veterans and veteran service providers at the Yuba-Sutter Stand Down for low income and homeless veterans. Garamendi, a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, also toured the U.S.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R.3456), with bipartisan support. The bill’s original cosponsors include Representatives Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA) and Garret Graves (R-LA)—co-chairs of the Congressional Peace Corps Caucus with Congressman Garamendi—and Representatives Albio Sires (D-NJ), Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), and Donna E. Shalala (D-FL).

June 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) objecting to the termination of the Long-Term Foster Program at Baptist Church Family Services (BCFS) in Fairfield, CA that would disrupt the lives of the facility’s foster children as they seek asylum in the United States. The termination of the contract would force the foster children in BCFS’s care to relocate and establish relationships with new families and attorneys, which would significantly prolong their cases.