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Tell President Obama it's time for fair chance hiring!

Millions of potential workers are blocked from the federal workforce because of unjust hiring practices. Although many cities, states and businesses have “banned-the-box” and adopted fair chance hiring practices, the federal government has yet to do so.

>> Call President Obama (202-456-1111) and urge him to adopt fair chance hiring reforms and ‘Ban the Box’ on job applications.

What is Congressional leadership waiting for?! It's time to #RestoreTheVRA

Congressional leadership, along with House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte and Senate Judiciary Chairman Grassley, are standing in the way of restoring the Voting Rights Act with their refusal to engage in the legislative process and hold hearings on the VRA.

>> Call (202-224-3121) members of Congress today and demand that they take action to support and advance the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 2867 / S1659).

Don't betray ESEA for all students. 

This fall, members of Congress will likely come together to negotiate the final education bill to reauthorize the ESEA in order to reach agreement and pass a final bill that can then be sent to the President for his signature.

>> Call your members of Congress (202-224-3121) and tell them to support the inclusion of key civil rights principles when they consider the education bill (ESEA) this fall.

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.

>> Call your senators and representatives (202-224-3121) and ask them to support the FAIR Act (H.R. 540, S. 255) to put an end to policing for profit.

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.

>> Call senators (202-224-3121) today to urge them to push for a vote on, and to support, the nomination of Judge Restrepo for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit without further delay.


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

It's Time to Support the Disability Treaty

Celebrate the 34th Anniversary of the United States Signing CEDAW

Restore the VRA today! Sign the petition: Tell Congress the time is now to protect voters.

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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