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Monitor Weekly - September 17, 2011

The Leadership Conference Education Fund September 17, 2011

Civil Rights Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Jobs Act, Help Homeowners

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is calling on Congress to pass "strong, bipartisan proposals" contained in the American Jobs Act, provide help to struggling homeowners, and preserve recently-enacted consumer financial protections.

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Census Poverty Data Reveal Disparity and Urgent Need for Congressional Action

Census Bureau data released this week reveal significant increases in poverty and a weakened middle class in the United States, underscoring the urgent need for Congress to enact policies that create jobs and to protect programs that benefit low-income Americans.

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House Passes Transportation Extension Unanimously, Moves to Senate

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an extension to continue programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for four months and to continue federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs for six months. The current bill funding the FAA expires Friday, while the current version of the surface transportation reauthorization is scheduled to run through September 30.  

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Legislators and Civil Rights Groups Call on Congress to End Racial Profiling

At a press conference this week designed to push Congress and the Obama administration to pass the End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 (ERPA), the Rights Working Group released a new report advocating not only for the prohibition of racial profiling but for greater oversight of law enforcement with regard to civil rights protections.

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Working for Civil Rights

Communications Associate
The Center for Popular Democracy

Digital Media Manager
Faith in Public Life

Staff Attorney
American Civil Liberties Union

Staff Attorney
American Civil Liberties Union

Senior Organizer
Make the Road New Jersey

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Write to Congress: Support the American Jobs Act!

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Don't Miss

On September 21 PBS will broadcast Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, a new documentary that tells the story of a Long Island, New York, community’s reaction to a rising wave of anti-immigrant hate and violence that results in the death of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had been living for 13 years in the village of Patchogue.

Member Spotlight

The Poverty & Race Research Action Council's (PRRAC)' primary mission is to help connect advocates with social scientists working on race and poverty issues, and to promote a research-based advocacy strategy on structural inequality issues.

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