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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

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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.

>> During August – when members of Congress are home for the summer break – tell representatives to #GetTheHouseInOrder: focus on voting rights and get moving on the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA)!

#GetTheHouseInOrder: Don't Let Congress Off the Hook on Immigration.

President Obama has vowed to act within his authority to provide relief for aspiring Americans in our country, and much of this is because the House has failed to act on immigration reform. While executive action is a necessary step in providing relief, it is simply not enough. Only Congress has the ability to provide a path for citizenship for undocumented Americans. When it comes to immigration reform, it is time to #GetTheHouseInOrder.

>> This August when members of Congress are home for the summer break, flood their local offices and town halls, and remind them that we're not letting them off the hook for their inaction!

It's Time to Ratify The Disability Treaty!

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). The Time Is Now. Call Senators Today and Urge Passage of CRPD. We need your help to keep up the pressure!

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

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

Urgent: Stand Up for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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

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

   
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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

Media

Workers' Rights

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