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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

March 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted to pass the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act” (H.R.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

YOLO COUNTY, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Yolo County) hosted a roundtable with Yolo County leaders to discuss the implementation of community-oriented policing methods and other new programs to reduce gun violence in the community, as well as the need to provide robust mental health services at the local level.

Garamendi was joined by Woodland Police Chief, Derrek Kaff, Yolo County Sheriff, Tom Lopez, Yolo County District Attorney, Jeff Reisig, UC Davis Police Chief, Joseph Farrow, and President of the California Police Chiefs Association, Eric Nuñez.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA03) voted to pass the Senate-amended “American Rescue Plan” (H.R.1319), in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law this week.

March 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted to pass H.R.

March 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), returned Peace Corps volunteer (Ethiopia 1966-1968) and co-chair of the Congressional Peace Corps Caucus, reintroduced the “Peace Corps Reauthorization Act.” The reintroduction coincides with the  60th anniversary of the Peace Corps’ founding by President John F. Kennedy, and the start of National Peace Corps Week.

February 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03) voted to pass the “American Rescue Plan” (H.R. 1319), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 219-212. The legislation includes much-needed relief to re-open schools, distribute vaccinations in every American community, send an additional $1,400 stimulus check to individuals, support small businesses, and extend unemployment benefits.

January 7, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) issued the following statement after voting to certify the lawful results of the 2020 Presidential election shortly after the U.S. Capitol was cleared of rioters that violently stormed the building:

December 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted to pass a bipartisan coronavirus relief package and government funding bill (H.R. 133) that will help save the lives and livelihoods of the American people. The legislation passed the House and is expected to pass the Senate tonight before heading to the President’s desk to be signed into law. 

December 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03), Co-Chair of the American Sikh Caucus, along with Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA-16) and Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX-18)—members of the American Sikh Caucus—sent a letter to Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the United States, regarding India’s recent crackdown on protestors surrounding the nation’s recent passage of agricultural reform bills. Congressman Garamendi and his colleagues expressed their solidarity with the protestors and defended their right to peacefully protest these new laws.

December 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the introduction of the HOME Investment Partnership Reauthorization Act in the Senate by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). Rep.