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The Importance of the American Community Survey

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stakeholders, including civil rights and community groups, are urging Congress to ensure adequate funding to maintain and expand the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) and ensure the continued reliability of data for all geographic areas and populations.

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Categories: Census 2010

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Department of Justice Investigation Reveals Racial, LGBT, and Gender-Biased Policing by the New Orleans Police Department

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Use of excessive force, racial and ethnic profiling, and under-enforcement of violence against women are just a few of several constitutional and federal law violations made by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), according to a report recently released by the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.

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Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies, Discrimination, Criminal Justice System

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Improving the Immigration System through Executive Action

Monday, March 21, 2011

A report released by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) last week entitled "Executive Action on Immigration: Six Ways to Make the System Work Better" provides recommendations to the Executive Branch for improving the nation's immigration system.

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Categories: Immigration

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Henderson: Immigration’s Effect on Native-Born Minorities Is Complicated

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement this week to testify on how political rhetoric oversimplifies the complicated economic effects that immigration has on native-born minorities, introducing unnecessary tensions into communities that share many common interests and could work together on many fronts.

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Categories: Immigration

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Obama Administration Holds Anti-Bullying Conference

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Last week, the Obama administration held a major anti-bullying conference to call attention to ways that schools and communities can combat bullying.

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Categories: Hate Crimes & LLEHCPA, Education

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Study: Discrimination Has a More Severe Effect on Low-Wage Earners

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The consequences of workplace discrimination are most severe for low-wage workers, according to a recent study by the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. 

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Categories: Poverty & Welfare, Discrimination, Workers' Rights

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Report: Employers Discriminating Against Individuals with Criminal Records

Monday, March 28, 2011

Employers are discriminating against millions of Americans with criminal records, according to a report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP).

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Categories: Jobs & Economy, Discrimination, Criminal Justice System

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Muslim Civil Rights Violations on the Rise, Durbin Hearing Shows

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Muslim Americans face rising religious discrimination in schools, workplaces and communities across the country, according to Tom Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, who testified yesterday at a congressional hearing on protecting the civil rights of Muslim Americans.

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Categories: Discrimination, Religious Freedom

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Report: House Budget Plan Will Hurt Americans

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The budget proposed by the House of Representatives will harm millions of children, students, seniors, and people with disabilities, according to a new report by the Coalition on Human Needs. 

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Categories: Jobs & Economy

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WH Report: Gender Pay Disparities Persist Despite Increase in Women with Higher Education

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Despite an increase in the number of women pursuing higher education, disparities between women and men still exist in the employment sector, according to a report compiled by the Council on Women and Girls, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Economics and Statistics Administration. 

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Categories: Equal Opportunity, Women's Rights, Education

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Employment Non-Discrimination Act Is Re-Introduced in Congress

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

UPDATE: ENDA was introduced in the Senate on April 14, 2011.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, was re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today by Rep. Barney Frank, D. Mass.

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Categories: LGBT Rights, Discrimination

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NAACP Urges Rep. King to Rethink His ‘Reckless’ Hearings Singling Out the Muslim Community

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP’s Washington Bureau, is urging Rep. Peter King, R. N.Y., to “reconsider holding the narrowly focused and reckless hearings” centered on domestic terrorism and the Muslim community in the United States scheduled for tomorrow, March 10.

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Categories: Discrimination, Religious Freedom

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Wal-Mart Class Action Case

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, an employment discrimination class action lawsuit. Civil rights groups are watching the case closely because the Court’s decision could limit the use of “class action” lawsuits and make it harder to bring large-scale discrimination cases.

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Categories: Discrimination, Workers' Rights, Women's Rights, Judiciary

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Anniversary of Health Care Law Inspires Show of Support from Advocates and Beneficiaries

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

One year after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, events around the country are highlighting how millions of people are benefiting from the law, providing an opportunity to reinvigorate supporters and to push back against those seeking to repeal or defund of some or all of its provisions.

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Categories: Health Care, The Leadership Conference

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Civil Rights Groups Urge Senate to Confirm Goodwin Liu to Federal Bench

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Civil rights groups are urging the Senate to confirm Goodwin Liu, nominee to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, following his second successful hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday.

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Categories: Judiciary

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Americans for Constitutional Citizenship Coalition Now More than 80 Groups and Individuals

Monday, March 28, 2011

Americans for Constitutional Citizenship (ACC), a coalition dedicated to preserving the integrity of our nation’s Constitution and its guarantee of citizenship to all persons born in the United States, is now more than 80 civil and human rights organizations strong.

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Categories: Americans for Constitutional Citizenship

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Trumka, Sherrod and Solmonese to Receive Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will honor AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, lifelong social justice activist Shirley Sherrod, and Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese at its Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner to be held on May 12 in Washington, D.C.

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Categories: The Leadership Conference

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VA Honors Civil Rights Legend Dorothy Height

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a proclamation to commemorate today as “Dorothy Irene Height Day” to commemorate the life and legacy of the late civil rights icon on what would have been her 99th birthday.

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Categories: The Leadership Conference, Civil Rights History

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Stands with Workers in Fight for Basic Rights

Friday, March 11, 2011

Following the Wednesday vote in Wisconsin to strip away the collective bargaining rights of public employees, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement:

 Yesterday’s actions in Wisconsin were an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and one of the most significant challenges to civil and human rights in a generation.  That’s why the civil and human rights community won’t stand idle while Gov. Walker and his colleagues in Indiana, Ohio, and elsewhere seek to turn back the clock on American progress.

The unilateral action in Wisconsin is a threat not just to public workers but to all working people. These politicians are telling millions of Wisconsin’s families that they don’t deserve job security, that they don’t deserve health care benefits, and that they don’t deserve wages that can put food on their tables. Their actions are despicable and show that some politicians are willing to sacrifice their own constituents’ financial security in the name of ideological posturing.

Wisconsinites and the nation are responding appropriately but forcefully to the rollback of their civil and human rights.  The public outrage, the recall campaigns aimed at these senators and at Gov. Walker, and the outpouring of support from Americans of all backgrounds are just the beginning. The civil and human rights community stands with the working people of Wisconsin as we fight tooth and nail against these backward-looking proposals. 

Categories: Workers' Rights

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King Hearings Wrongfully Single Out American Muslims

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Civil and human rights groups again condemned today's anti-Muslim hearings in the House Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Peter King, R. N.Y.

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Categories: Discrimination, Criminal Justice System

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