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Lawmakers Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act

Friday, March 27, 2015

On March 25, lawmakers in both houses of Congress reintroduced legislation that would help narrow the gender pay gap. The Paycheck Fairness Act, introduced by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D. Md., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D. Conn., would help ensure that women workers are not shortchanged, and promote fair and stable family incomes.

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Categories: Discrimination, Jobs & Economy, Women's Rights

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Congress Introduces Legislation to Expand and Protect Voting Rights

Thursday, March 19, 2015

On March 19, Rep. John Lewis, D. Ga., introduced the Voter Empowerment Act (H.R. 12), legislation that would combat voter exclusion, improve the administration of elections, and expand voter participation.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System, Voting Rights

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Bipartisan Group Introduces IVAWA to Coincide with International Women’s Day

Friday, March 13, 2015

International Women’s Day is held on March 8 to celebrate the achievements of women through history and across the globe. In recognition of International Women’s Day this year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate reintroduced the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA).

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Categories: Human Rights, Women's Rights

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Groups Underscore Concerns with Administration’s Updated Profiling Guidance

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 80 other national, state, and local organizations this week sent a letter to President Obama expressing their concerns with the administration’s Guidance for Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding the Use of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, or Gender Identity, released in December 2014.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System, Racial Profiling

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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Historic Lynch Nomination

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Thursday advanced the nomination (12-8) of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. Attorney General. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch would be the first African-American woman to hold the position.

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Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies

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Bipartisan Coalition Launches to Tackle America’s Broken Criminal Justice System

Thursday, February 19, 2015

An unlikely alliance of prominent conservative and progressive organizations today launched a new coalition to reform America’s criminal justice system.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System

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New Report Details Critical Disparities in STEM Education

Friday, February 13, 2015

On February 12, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund released “Advancing Equity through More and Better STEM Learning,” a report that examines where and how the nation is losing so many children along the K-16 STEM pipeline and identifies ways to accelerate progress in closing both opportunity and achievement gaps that persist.

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Categories: Education, Equal Opportunity, Resources and Reports

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More Than 30 Groups Outline Broad-Based Principles for Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A group of 32 civil and human rights, faith, and criminal justice reform groups on February 10 sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary to outline their shared principles for broad-based criminal justice reform.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System

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In Interim Report, White House Emphasizes Civil Rights Implications of Big Data

Friday, February 6, 2015

As a follow-up to its 90-day review and subsequent report last year on big data policies, the White House on February 5 released an interim report to describe its progress thus far and its plans moving forward.

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Categories: Discrimination, Media & Technology

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Senate Judiciary Committee Concludes Lynch Confirmation Hearing

Thursday, January 29, 2015

On January 29, the Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its two-day confirmation hearing on U.S. Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch. If confirmed, Lynch would make history as the first African-American woman to serve in the position.

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Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies

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