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This Week in Civil Rights - February 26, 2009

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund February 26, 2009

Senate Passes DC Voting Rights Act

Today, the Senate passed the DC House Voting Rights Act, which will give the District of Columbia a full-voting member in the House of Representatives for the first time. The House is expected to vote on the bill next week.

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LCCR Announces 2009 Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award Honorees

Sheila Bair and Van Jones

LCCR will honor Sheila Bair and Van Jones at its annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award Dinner, to be held on May 7, in Washington, D.C. Bair is chairman of the FDIC and during the current foreclosure crisis has worked to keep millions of Americans in their homes. Jones is president and founder of Green For All, which seeks to fight poverty and pollution at the same time by encouraging investment in jobs that promote a clean environment.

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States Integrate Black History into Public School Curricula

Every year, students across the country celebrate Black History Month in a variety of ways, but a few states have passed laws that require public schools to include Black history in their curriculum throughout the year.

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Take Action

Support the DC House Voting Rights Act

Call or write your representative today and tell them to support the DC House Voting Rights Act to provide D.C. residents with a full-voting representative.

Investigate Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Arpaio

Sign the America's Voice petition calling on the Department of Justice to investigate the actions of anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz.

> Read More about Sheriff Arpaio

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LCCR Member Spotlight

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on issues like economic justice, civil rights, and religious liberty.

> Consultation on Conscience - April 19-21, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

> Our Rights in Peril: The Future of the Courts - from RAC Director Rabbi David Saperstein

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