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.
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
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
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.
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.
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