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Take Action Now:

#GetTheHouseInOrder: Congress Must 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. There is no right more fundamental to our democracy than the right to vote.

>> Tell representatives to #GetTheHouseInOrder: focus on voting rights and get moving on the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA)!

The President's #TimeIsNow to Deliver Bold Administrative Relief

This weekend President Obama made it official that he plans to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections. While we are disappointed in the decision to delay relief, we are not paralyzed and we must keep up the pressure to ensure that administrative relief upholds and respects the dignity of immigrant families.

>> Take action by contacting the White House (886-473-5915), and urge President Obama to deliver bold administrative relief for undocumented immigrants and to help families stay together.

A 20-year pay freeze? Raise the minimum wage!

The current federal minimum wage – last increased in 2009 to $7.25 an hour – is woefully inadequate for meeting the basic needs of working families. Still, Congress has yet to pass legislation that would raise the minimum wage. Raising the wage would dramatically improve the lives of millions of workers across the country simply trying to get by. It is beyond the time for the Senate to pass legislation to increase the minimum wage.

>> Call (202-224-3121) senators and urge them to support the Minimum Wage Fairness Act (S. 2223)


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

Meet Mary: One of the Living Reasons for President Obama to "Go Big"

It's Time to Ratify The Disability Treaty!

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

Urge House Support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act!

Reform the Criminal Justice System

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

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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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