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Congressional Forum Examines the Potential Impact of State Voter Registration Laws

Friday, November 18, 2011

At a Congressional forum this week, civil and human rights advocates warned about the potential for widespread voter suppression under recently adopted state voter registration laws.

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Categories: Voting Rights

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FBI 2010 Report Indicates Slight Increase in Hate Crimes

Monday, November 14, 2011

An annual report released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed a slight rise in the number of hate crimes reported by law enforcement partners in 2010.

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Categories: Hate Crimes & LLEHCPA

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Senate Hearing on Women and the Arab Spring Movement Highlights Need for U.S. to Ratify Women’s Rights Treaty

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing this week on the role of women in the Arab Spring movement drew attention to the need for the United States to join with 187 other countries that have committed to advance and protect the rights of women by ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

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Categories: Human Rights, Women's Rights

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Advocates Urge Congress to Address Racial Profiling

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Racial profiling is an unjust, ineffective practice that threatens civil liberties and harms targeted communities and society as a whole, criminal justice advocates recently told members of Congress at a hearing focused on the need to pass legislation aimed at eliminating its use by law enforcement agencies.

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Categories: Racial Profiling

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Department of Justice Files Lawsuit against South Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against South Carolina’s new immigration law on Monday, arguing that “the law’s operation will cause irreparable harm.”

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Categories: Immigration

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House Votes Down Balanced Budget Amendment

Friday, November 18, 2011

Civil and human rights advocates today applauded members of Congress for rejecting a misguided effort to amend the U.S. Constitution with a balanced budget amendment.

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Categories: Poverty & Welfare, Seniors/Social Security

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Civil Rights Coalition Opposes Balanced Budget Amendment

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is again opposing efforts in Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the Constitution.

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Categories: Poverty & Welfare, Seniors/Social Security

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Millions Counting on Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More than six million Americans are facing the potential loss of a financial lifeline if Congress fails to pass an extension of emergency unemployment benefits which expires on December 31.

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Categories: Jobs & Economy, Poverty & Welfare, Workers' Rights

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Opposes Balanced Budget Amendments in U.S. Senate

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is opposing efforts in the U.S. Senate to pass a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the Constitution.

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Categories: Poverty & Welfare, Seniors/Social Security

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges Senate to Support 'Rebuild America Jobs Act'

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Addressing the ongoing jobs crisis affecting millions of Americans, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is supporting passage of the 'Rebuild American Jobs Act' currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate.

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Categories: Jobs & Economy, Transportation Equity

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At Senate Hearing, Diverse Coalition Voices Concerns Over Lack of Accountability Standards in Federal Education Reform Bill

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Joining a coalition of 29 civil rights, education and business organizations, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference, told Senators yesterday at a hearing on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that the groups cannot support a bill that lacks strong accountability measures.

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Categories: Education

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FCC Overlooks Needs of Low-Income Americans

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

With key decisions regarding reform of the Universal Service Fund (USF) now behind it, the Federal Communications Commission is facing pressure from civil rights advocates to quickly turn its attention to the needs of low-income consumers. 

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Categories: Media & Technology

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Bill to Cut Poverty in Half Over Next Ten Years Introduced in Congress

Friday, November 4, 2011

Anti-poverty advocates welcomed the arrival this week of a bill in Congress to begin laying the foundations of economic security and opportunity for the more than 45 million Americans living in poverty.

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Categories: Poverty & Welfare

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