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The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

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Take Action Now:

Stand up for justice! Demand that members of Congress support the End Racial Profiling Act! 

It is time to end racial profiling once and for all. Event after event has shown the nation - and the world - that racial profiling is far too common in law enforcement today. It is time we say enough is enough!  

>> Call your members of Congress today (202-224-3121), and urge them to co-sponsor ERPA – the End Racial Profiling Act (S. 1056 & HR 1933). It’s long overdue.

What's the hold up, Chairman Grassley? It's time to act on pending judicial nominees!

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley’s refusal to schedule hearings on judicial nominees—even those with Republican support—is a failure of the committee’s responsibility to ensure that our courts are adequately staffed.

>> Call Chairman Grassley (202-224-3744) and demand that he swiftly schedule committee consideration of pending judicial nominees. Enough is enough!

Tell Congress - every child deserves a high-quality education

Education has always been considered the great equalizer in our society. But we know that not every child has access to a high-quality one, and we must act now to push Congress to act accordingly.

>> Send a letter to your members of Congress urging them to uphold critical principles as they begin debating the nation’s most important education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

President Obama can lead the way on fair chance hiring.

Removing the check-box from job applications that asks about convictions and adopting other “fair chance hiring” reforms represent big steps forward in the movement to eliminate barriers to employment for job seekers with records. It’s time for President Obama to lead the way.

>> RSVP to join a national call urging President Obama to lead the way on fair chance hiring of people with records.


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

Voting Rights protections are adequate? We disagree. - sign and share our voting rights petition!

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

Quick Links to Official Government Web sites
www.whitehouse.gov www.senate.gov www.house.gov

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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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