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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
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Join the Call to end Policing for Profit

Federal, state, and local law enforcement have taken billions of dollars in cash, cars, homes and other property from everyday Americans who have not been found guilty of a crime – or even charged with a crime.

>> RSVP to join a national call this Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET to learn more about ending this practice once and for all.

Urge Congress to #RestoreTheVRA and support the Voting Rights Advancement Act

Last week, members of Congress introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015, HR 2867/S. 1659. As we mark the two-year anniversary since the Supreme Court decision, Shelby County v. Holder, restoration of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) is critical. But commemoration is not enough; we must urge legislation.

>> Call your senators and representatives (202-224-3121) and urge them to support HR 2867/S. 1659.

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.

Oppose the Every Child Achieves Act - Students Deserve Better! 

The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (ECAA S. 1177) is a bill that falls far short of ensuring equal opportunity in education for all children. The bill – the Senate’s version of the updated ESEA – does not fulfill its function as a civil rights law and fails to build on the lessons of the past to ensure greater academic progress for all students.

>> Call senators today (202-224-3121) and urge them to oppose ECAA – S. 1177.

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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

   
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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

Media

Workers' Rights

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