Join Congressman Ted Lieu as he speaks with Democrats Abroad.
The California politician, Air Force Veteran, member of the Asian-Pacific Congressional Caucus will be joining us in a Zoom call on Monday May 25th, 2020 at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time (Washington, DC).
When: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 2pm EST (20:00 CET, 2:00 SGT)
Where: Zoom Call (RSVP for the link)
Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $15 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters! Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking and .
Congressman Lieu will be taking questions from Democrats Abroad members. Please submit questions in advance by emailing
About Our Speaker
Ted W. Lieu represents California’s 33rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Ted is serving in his third term in Congress and currently sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He was also elected by his Democratic Colleagues to serve as a Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
Ted is a former active-duty officer in the U.S. Air Force and currently serves as a Colonel in the Reserves. Ted has established himself as a leader on the environment; cybersecurity; civil liberties; government ethics and veterans.
He has been an outspoken proponent for tackling climate change. The first bill Ted introduced after coming to Congress was the Climate Solutions Act, which aims to make California’s ground-breaking renewable energy goals and climate emissions reduction targets a national model. In 2019, Ted introduced an even more aggressive version of the legislation in order to tackle society's most pressing issue.
As one of only four computer science majors currently serving in Congress, Ted is frequently sought out for his insight on technology and innovation matters including cybersecurity, cloud computing and innovation as well as the sharing and creative economy. He has also introduced legislation to prioritize consumer safety in technologically-advanced cars as well as legislation that would ensure law enforcement and tech companies protect consumer privacy.
Ted has been a leader in Congress against ethnic and racial profiling, and discrimination against the LGBT community. He serves as Whip of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Cloud Computing Caucus.
In his first term in Congress, seven pieces of legislation sponsored by Ted were signed into law. This includes bills to provide housing for homeless Veterans and retrofit vacant buildings at the West LA VA campus; combat foreign propaganda and misinformation, and require more stringent cleaning instructions for medical devices.
Looking for a better life and opportunity, Ted and his family immigrated to the United States when he was three years old. His parents went to flea markets and sold gifts and jewelry to make ends meet. Ted's family went from being poor and not speaking English well to opening up a gift store where Ted and his brother would help out in the family business. After many years of perseverance his parents were eventually able to expand to six stores. With the support of hard-working parents and a country that provided limitless opportunity, Ted would go on to attend Stanford for his undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Political Science, and then Georgetown University, where he received his law degree magna cum laude after serving as Editor-in-Chief of the law review. Ted also received four American Jurisprudence Awards.
Recognizing the great opportunities America had given to his family, Ted wanted to serve his country to preserve the American Dream. He joined the United States Air Force, where he served in the JAG corps. After serving on active duty for four years, Ted wanted to continue to serve his country and joined the Reserves. Ted has received numerous medals for his outstanding military service, including the Air Force Humanitarian Service Medal and multiple Meritorious Service Medals.
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