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Take Action Now:

Tell your members it's time to #FixForfeiture

Law enforcement is able to seize personal property through civil asset forfeiture, a practice in which police can take assets if they merely believe it is connected to criminal activity. And they are not required to file charges or even establish guilt before seizing and keeping property.

>> Visit your senators and representatives while they are at home this month, and ask them to support the FAIR Act (H.R. 540, S. 255) to put an end to policing for profit.

#DontBetrayESEA for all students. Join in on this month’s #WorkingRecess.

While students are getting ready to head back to school, members of Congress are on recess and back home in their communities.

>> While Members of Congress are home for the summer recess, drop by their offices and tell them to support key civil rights principles this fall when they consider the education bill (ESEA).

Tell your senators and representatives to make this August a #WorkingRecess and to #RestoreTheVRA!

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), we must push Congress to not just commemorate, but also to legislate to address the Supreme Court’s decision, Shelby County v. Holder.

>>Call (202-224-3121) or visit your senators and representatives while they are at home this month and urge them to support and cosponsor the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 2867 / S1659).

It's August. Help Make it A #WorkingRecess.

August means barbeque, the beach, the last hurrah of summer. It also means a whole month when members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives return to their states and districts for a “recess” or “in-district work period.”

>> As members of Congress return to their communities during the month of August, prepare to share your views with them on important civil rights issues.

How long must qualified nominees wait? Call on the Senate to act!

After months of waiting – and action by you – Judge Luis Restrepo’s nomination finally received a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now it is up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a confirmation vote.

>> Call senators (202-224-3121) today to urge them to push for a vote on, and to support, the nomination of Judge Restrepo for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit without further delay.


Make your voice heard on a range of civil and human rights issues:

It's Time to Support the Disability Treaty

Celebrate the 34th Anniversary of the United States Signing CEDAW

Restore the VRA today! Sign the petition: Tell Congress the time is now to protect voters.

Want Some Help? A New Toolkit Just for You!

We are happy to share a new resource. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Grassroots Campaigns and Advocacy Toolkit can help develop the basic structure and strategies needed to plan and carry out an effective grassroots public education or advocacy campaign. This toolkit covers everything from developing strategy and fundraising, to event planning and grassroots advocacy.

>>Check out the toolkit here

Find Your Elected Officials

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Grassroots Organizing Resources

Issue-Based Resources

Below are materials for a few of the issues we are currently organizing around. You can also visit the issues section of the website to learn about other civil rights issues.

D.C. Voting Rights


Workers' Rights

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