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Civil and Human Rights Groups React to Reports of Updated Profiling Guidance

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When George W. Bush said in a presidential debate in 2000 that “we ought to do everything we can to end racial profiling,” the civil and human rights community hoped that his encouraging statement would lead to federal policy. However, his administration’s profiling guidance, released in 2003 and still to date unreformed, was inadequate 11 years ago and is even less sufficient in 2014 as it continues to affect millions of Americans from a range of racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.

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Categories: Human Rights, Racial Profiling

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Civil and Human Rights Community Fights for Educational Opportunity

Friday, April 11, 2014

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education this year, civil and human rights groups are fighting for educational equity on a number of fronts to make the promise of Brown a reality.

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Categories: Education

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Obama to Sign Executive Orders on Equal Pay, Senate to Vote on Paycheck Fairness Act

Monday, April 7, 2014

President Obama on Tuesday will sign two executive orders on equal pay, one that bans retaliation against employees of federal contractors for discussing their wages, and one that instructs the Department of Labor to create new regulations requiring federal contractors to submit data on employee compensation.

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Categories: Jobs & Economy, Women's Rights

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Employment Legislation Seeks to Restore Critical Workplace Protections

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D. Wis., and Tom Harkin, D. Iowa., and Reps. George Miller, D. Calif., and Rosa DeLauro, D. Conn., introduced legislation in March – the Fair Employment Protection Act (S. 2133/H.R. 4227) – in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision in Vance v. Ball State University,which narrowed protections for employees who face harassment in the workplace.

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Categories: Workers' Rights

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A Call to Update Critical Workforce Regulations

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced in 2009 that it would review and revise two sets of regulations and goals for women and minorities in apprenticeships and on federal construction projections.

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Categories: Workers' Rights

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New Data Finds Huge Racial Disparities in America’s Public Schools

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on Friday released data providing a comprehensive look at how all 97,000 public schools in the United States are educating the nation’s children.

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Categories: Education

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Minimum Wage Increase Will Help Working Families Succeed

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing yesterday titled “From Poverty to Opportunity: How a Fair Minimum Wage Will Help Working Families Succeed,” highlighting the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on America’s working families.

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Categories: Jobs & Economy

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Kansas Supreme Court: Public School Funding Levels Unconstitutional

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that current public school funding levels in the state are unconstitutional, siding with four school districts and parents of more than 30 children who sued the state for not adequately funding K-12 education.

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Categories: Education

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Senate Blocks Nomination of Adegbile to Civil Rights Post

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Senate blocked the nomination (47-52) on Wednesday of Debo P. Adegbile to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, becoming the first nominee not to get cloture since the Senate changed its filibuster rules in November.

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Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies

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Civil and Human Rights Groups Speak Out on Privacy and Big Data Policy

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A coalition of civil, human, and media rights groups today released ‘Civil Rights Principles for the Era of Big Data,’ calling on the U.S. government and businesses to respect and promote equal opportunity and equal justice in their development and use of new technologies.

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Categories: Media & Technology

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