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Take Action Now:

House Speaker Boehner’s Office Locked to Voting Rights Petition

Advocates first went to Speaker Boehner’s office during normal business hours to deliver the names of the 500,000 petition signers who are urging the Speaker, and Congress, to fix the U.S. Supreme Court’s misguided and destructive decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, Shelby County v. Holder. But rather than even an aide receiving the civil rights leaders, they were met by a locked door.

>> We will not cease from pushing to open that door: Sign and share our voting rights petition and tell Congress to #OpenYourDoor for voting rights!

#WhyWeVote: Economic Justice for All Americans

There are far too many hardworking Americans who work full-time and still find themselves either living in poverty, or just getting by. However, there are two policy changes that could address this situation and help America achieve economic justice: increasing the minimum wage and ensuring equal pay for equal work.

>> Take action: All Americans deserve wages that are fair and just. This November 4, take a stand for economic justice and vote.

#WhyWeVote: Immigrants' Rights Matter

Election Day – November 4 – is a time to make your voice heard on issues like immigration reform. Despite overwhelming support for comprehensive immigration reform and Senate passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill (S. 744) last year, the House of Representatives has failed to act.

>> Take action: The rights of immigrants matter. Vote on November 4 because if you don't vote, you don't count.


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

Join in Solidarity with the Community in Ferguson, MO.

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

Urge Senators to Confirm Federal Judges. The Time is Now.

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

Quick Links to Official Government Web sites
www.whitehouse.gov www.senate.gov www.house.gov

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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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