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President Obama Took Action. Now it's Congress' Turn.
President Obama announced that his administration will provide relief to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the shadows. We commend President Obama’s executive action, but the only way to fix our broken immigration system is for Congress to act.
Finding Solutions in Ferguson and Beyond: Begin by Ending Racial Profiling
The grand jury decision regarding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, provides a stark reminder that the justice system desperately needs reform. We must push Congress to act in the name of Michael Brown and the many others who have been killed at the hand of police officers to pass the End Racial Profiling Act.
Time is Running Out. Urge Senators to Confirm Nominees Without Delay.
A staggering number of nominees for the federal courts, and for various positions within our government, have been awaiting votes by the full Senate for weeks. We must push senators to stay through the end of the year to take this final opportunity in 2014 and confirm as many nominees as possible before the end of the session.
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.
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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