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Groups Urge Broadcasters to Stop Using Offensive Team Name

Thursday, September 4, 2014

To coincide with the opening of the 2014 National Football League (NFL) season, a coalition of more than 100 groups – including The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – issued a letter urging radio and television broadcasters to stop using the name of Washington, D.C.’s NFL team.

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Categories: Discrimination

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Protecting Rights of All Workers Critical to Obama’s Action on Immigration

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On June 30, President Obama announced that his administration would take executive action to reform the current, broken immigration system, charging Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder with moving resources to the border and identifying – before the end of the summer – additional actions that his administration can take.

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Categories: Immigration

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Washington Post Editorial Board Abandons Use of Slur

Monday, August 25, 2014

In an editorial on August 22, the editorial board of the Washington Post revealed it would no longer use the name of Washington’s football team in its writing – a move that does not affect the publication’s sports and news coverage of the team, but one that has already been taken by other publications in opposition to the team’s continued use of its offensive mascot.

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Categories: Discrimination

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Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Protect Trans Workers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Following an announcement from Secretary of Labor Tom Perez in June that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would be updating its nondiscrimination guidance, DOL on August 19 issued that guidance to explicitly classify discrimination based on gender identity and transgender status as sex discrimination.

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Categories: LGBT Rights, Workers' Rights

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Executive Action on Immigration Must Promote Humane Treatment in Detention Policy

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On June 30, President Obama charged Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder with moving resources to the border and identifying – before the end of the summer – additional actions that his administration can take to help reform the current, broken immigration system.

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Categories: Immigration

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In Executive Action on Immigration, Obama Must Reform Enforcement Policies

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

On June 30, President Obama announced that his administration would take executive action to reform the current, broken immigration system, charging Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder with moving resources to the border and identifying – before the end of the summer – additional actions that his administration can take.

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Categories: Immigration

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Report: Minority Voters Vulnerable Ahead of Midterm Elections

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Forty-nine years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR) on August 6 released a report documenting persistent voting discrimination in the United States, finding that states previously subject to Section 5 preclearance under the VRA (particularly Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Georgia) continue to be the worst offenders.

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Categories: Voting Rights

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Latest Challenge to Name of Washington’s NFL Team Targets Tech Groups

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Oneida Indian Nation sent letters to Twitter, Facebook, and Google this week, asking that the Washington NFL team’s official, verified accounts be deleted from their sites, according to Slate.

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Categories: Discrimination

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Obama’s Action on Immigration Should Broaden Use of Affirmative Relief

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Saying that “America cannot wait forever for [Congress] to act,” President Obama on June 30 announced that his administration would take executive action to reform the current, broken immigration system, charging Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder with moving resources to the border and identifying – before the end of the summer – additional actions that his administration can take.

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Congress Passes Highway Funding Patch

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hours before the Highway Trust Fund was due to run out, Congress passed legislation Thursday to extend federal funding for highway and transit construction through May 2015, avoiding thousands of layoffs and a lapse in infrastructure projects nationwide.

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Categories: Transportation Equity

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