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Civil Rights, Privacy, and Media Rights Organizations Weigh in on Use of Body-Worn Cameras

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

With communities across the country calling for greater accountability of local law enforcement, a coalition of 34 civil rights, privacy, and media rights organizations on May 15 released shared civil rights principles for the use of body-worn cameras.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System, Media & Technology

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GAO Report Bolsters Need for Lifeline Broadband Expansion

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Lifeline program allows our nation’s most vulnerable communities to maintain telephone service that would otherwise be unaffordable – service that is essential for connecting with loved ones, searching for employment, pursuing further education goals, engaging fully as citizens, and calling 911. But a recent GAO report, commissioned by Sen. John Thune, R. S.D., to evaluate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) reforms to the Lifeline program, quickly drew fire from some Republican leaders. They allege that the FCC should not work on expanding the program to broadband until it addresses points raised in the GAO report.

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Categories: Media & Technology, Poverty & Welfare

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Senate Passes Budget Resolution Harmful to Vulnerable Communities

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

On May 6, the U.S. Senate voted 51-48 to approve a budget resolution that slashes funding for vulnerable Americans, underfunds transportation and education, and harms long-term economic growth.

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Categories: Jobs & Economy, Poverty & Welfare

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Who We’re Honoring at the 2015 Humphrey Award Dinner

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

On May 13, the civil and human rights community will honor former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., long-time activist Laura Murphy, and former Sen. Bob Dole with its highest honor, the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award, for their commitment to equal justice under the law.

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Groups Call for Federal Loan Relief for Students of Corinthian Colleges

Monday, May 4, 2015

On May 1, Americans for Financial Reform and 33 other organizations, including The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, sent a letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urging him and the Department of Education to ensure that all current and former students of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges receive federal loan discharges.

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Categories: Education

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Congress Introduces Bill to Raise the Minimum Wage

Thursday, April 30, 2015

On April 30, lawmakers in both houses of Congress introduced legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 per hour by 2020. The bill would especially help women, African Americans, Latinos, and other historically underserved populations who are disproportionately represented in minimum wage jobs.

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

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Cardin, Conyers Reintroduce Bill to End Racial Profiling

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sen. Ben Cardin, D. Md., and Rep. John Conyers, D. Mich., on April 22 reintroduced the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA), which would prohibit profiling by federal, state, local, and Indian tribal law enforcement authorities on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System, Discrimination, Racial Profiling

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After Historic Delay, Senate Finally Confirms Loretta Lynch

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed (56-43) Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General, making her the first African-American woman to serve in the position. Ten Republicans joined every Democrat in voting for her confirmation.

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Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies

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Senate Hearing Underscores Critical Need for Asset Forfeiture Reform

Friday, April 17, 2015

On April 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the need to reform civil asset forfeiture, a legal tool that has allowed law enforcement to seize $2.5 billion in cash from nearly 62,000 people without warrants or indictments since 2001.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System

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Proposed Rule Would Help Protect Employees from Sex Discrimination

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On April 2, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights submitted comments to the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) expressing strong support for its proposal to update sex discrimination rules for federal contractors and subcontractors.

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

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