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Take Action Now:

Congress Must Act: Pass the #VRA4Today!

Since the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Holder last year, 10 voting changes in seven states have raised concerns about voting discrimination. And while the Senate held a hearing on June 25, the House has yet to act. July 2 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

>> Urge members of Congress to pass Voting Rights Amendment Act right away in the House and the Senate.

Demand a Vote on Immigration Reform

Every day families are being torn apart because leaders in Washington refuse to take action. It is now time to act.

>> Send the letter urging decision makers to push for comprehensive immigration reform.

It's Time to Ratify The Disability Treaty!

Next Tuesday – July 22 – the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is scheduled to hold a vote on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD is an international human rights treaty that seeks to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities around the world. The CRPD was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities, particularly with the adoption in 1990 of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This vote, or “markup,” is a critical step toward a full Senate vote, and we need your help!

>> Call senators (202-224-3121) and tell them that it is time to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)!


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

Celebrate the 34th Anniversary of the United States Signing CEDAW - Support the Ratification!

America’s Lowest Paid Workers Need a Raise

Urge House Support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act!

Reform the Criminal Justice System

Renew UI Now: Millions of Struggling Americans are Counting on It

Totally Unacceptable. Demand the Senate Give Debo Adegbile a Yes-or-No Vote.

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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