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Tell your members it's time to #FixForfeiture
Law enforcement is able to seize personal property through civil asset forfeiture, a practice in which police can take assets if they merely believe it is connected to criminal activity. And they are not required to file charges or even establish guilt before seizing and keeping property.
#DontBetrayESEA for all students. Join in on this month’s #WorkingRecess.
While students are getting ready to head back to school, members of Congress are on recess and back home in their communities.
Tell your senators and representatives to make this August a #WorkingRecess and to #RestoreTheVRA!
As we mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), we must push Congress to not just commemorate, but also to legislate to address the Supreme Court’s decision, Shelby County v. Holder.
It's August. Help Make it A #WorkingRecess.
August means barbeque, the beach, the last hurrah of summer. It also means a whole month when members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives return to their states and districts for a “recess” or “in-district work period.”
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.
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