Tag: Standing Up for Human and Civil Rights

McGovern, McCaul, Merkley, Young Introduce Legislation to Promote Peaceful Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Todd Young (R-IN) have introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to strengthen the United States’ policy to promote dialogue between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Dalai Lama toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict between Tibet and the PRC. The Promoting

Merkley, McGovern, Kaine Seek Extension from the Biden Administration to Protect Vulnerable Hong Kong Residents in America from Deportation

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, along with Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA-02) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), today sent a letter to the Biden Administration requesting a minimum 18-month extension to the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program to protect Hong Kong residents living in America from deportation. The

Ahead of U.S.-Honduras Strategic Human Rights Dialogue, Merkley Issues Statement Denouncing Human Rights Abuses and Urging U.S. to Strengthen Anti-Corruption, Pro-Rights Agenda

Washington D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley—a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—issued the following statement ahead of planned Strategic Human Rights Dialogue taking place this week between the United States and Honduras. Uzra Zeya, the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, will

Merkley Issues Statement Spotlighting the Importance of Women in Humanitarian Roles and Access to Education Following Taliban’s Continued Oppression of Afghan Women and Girls

Washington D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley—a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and strong defender of women’s rights and opportunity—issued the following statement sounding the alarm on the Taliban’s recent decision to remove women from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and to suspend access to higher education and secondary