Civil Rights

We have come a long way in our fight for equal rights, protections and justice for all under the law but our fight still continues.

In 2017 I traveled with my hero and civil rights icon, Representative John Lewis and many of my colleagues in Congress to Selma, Alabama.

During my time in Selma I was reminded of President Barack Obama’s words when he spoke at the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday". President Obama said, "Selma shows us that America is not the project of any one person. Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word 'We.' We the people. We shall overcome. Yes we can."

From our African American community to our Jewish community to our LGBTQ community to our Immigrant community we are continually reminded of the similarities we all share and understand now more than ever in today’s day and age an attack against one of us is an attack against all of us.

When we work together, we build a stronger tomorrow for each and every person in our communities. 

For more information about my work on Civil Rights, please contact my office.


Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02); Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler (NY-10); Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro; Philadelphia District Attorney, Larry Krasner; Chief Defender of the Defender Association of Philadelphia, Keir Grey; Chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, Rep.

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) spoke today at a Capitol news conference in support of the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, which he is co-sponsoring:

“Good morning everyone. I want to thank Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) for their leadership on these critically important bills.

“I have been advocating legal action against gun manufacturing companies for 20 years, when I was serving in the Pennsylvania legislature.

Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statements regarding their bill, the No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act, which would prohibit Federal funds from being used to create, maintain, or display, as applicable, any Confederate symbol on Federal public land, including any highway, park, subway, Federal building, military base,