Monitor Weekly - October 15, 2011
|The Leadership Conference Education Fund||October 15, 2011|
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Says Senators Should Be 'Ashamed' for Blocking Jobs Bill
Senate Republicans, joined by two Democrats, this week blocked President Obama's proposed American Jobs Act from advancing to a full vote.
“The senators who voted to keep the Senate from debating the American Jobs Act should be ashamed of themselves," said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human rights, following the filibuster of the jobs bill. "No issue is more pressing than the jobs crisis. Yet instead of the bold action that Americans are demanding, the Senate today delivered only more procedural gamesmanship."
ACLU and Civil Rights Coalition File Lawsuit against South Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Law
A recently enacted anti-immigration law in South Carolina is unconstitutional, illegal, and opens the door to racial profiling, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a coalition of civil rights groups.
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