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Monitor Weekly - April 16, 2011

The Leadership Conference Education Fund April 16, 2011

Spotlight on Humphrey Honoree: Shirley Sherrod

On May 12, the civil and human rights community will honor civil and human rights activist Shirley Sherrod with its highest honor, the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award, for a lifelong advocacy on behalf of all working people.

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls Obama Budget Plan ‘Fair’ to Low- and Moderate-Income Americans

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 organizations, welcomed the Obama administration’s $4 trillion deficit reduction plan released this week.

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Senators Urge Deferred Immigration Enforcement for DREAM Act-Eligible Students

In a letter this week to President Obama, 22 senators, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, R. Nev., urged the administration to defer immigration enforcement proceedings for "all young people who meet the rigorous requirements necessary to be eligible for cancellation of removal or stay of removal under the DREAM Act."

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