Rep. Luis Gutiérrez: A Lifetime of Public Service, Immigration Reform, and Human Rights Activism

Representative Gutiérrez


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Join Citizenship Tutoring and Fuerza Latina for a special conversation with immigrant rights activist, Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, to learn more about his life in public service, immigration advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, and prospects for Congress & the U.S. moving forward!

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez served as the U.S. Representative for Illinois' 4th congressional district from 1993 to 2019. From 1986 until his election to Congress, he served as a member of the Chicago City Council representing the 26th ward. He is a member of the Democratic Party and was a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus during his tenure in the House. Of Puerto Rican descent, he is a current supporter of Puerto Rican independence, and the Vieques Movement. Gutiérrez is also an outspoken advocate of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality, and immigrant and refugee rights.