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Congressional Voting Record - Learn about the positions your members of Congress take on important civil rights issues.
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!
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.
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.
Make your voice heard on a range of civil and human rights issues:
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.
Grassroots Organizing Resources
- Grassroots Tool Kit: This toolkit provides information on a myriad of effective mechanisms you can use in your local or state community to educate and empower individuals in your community, develop a strong coalition of activists, and get your voice heard in Congress to help impact the history of civil and human rights for all people today.
- Grassroots Organizing During a Congressional Recess: Tips for organizing when your member of Congress is back in the district during a congressional recess.
- Planning a Community Forum: A community forum can be anything from a statewide, highly publicized forum, to a discussion group with guest experts at a local meeting.
- Grassroots Action Steps: Four things you can do right now to learn more and take action in 2012
- Visiting Your Members of Congress at Their Local Offices
- Tips on Calling Your Member of Congress
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
- D.C. Voting Rights Brochure (pdf): A printable brochure to let people know about the lack of voting representation in Washington, D.C.
- Learn more about D.C. voting rights
- Media Diversity Matters: A Media Justice Activist Tool Kit
- Learn more about media and telecommunications policy issues
- Let All Voices Be Heard: Restoring the Right of Workers to Form Unions - A Leadership Conference report
- Learn more about workers' rights