The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
Media & Technology
Communications and information technology policy is determining whether all segments of our society will participate fully in the Digital Age.
May 1, 2013 - Posted by Monica We
Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing posing the question whether the Lifeline program is “money well spent?” The Lifeline Fund, which provides discounts on telephone phone service to low-income households, is designed to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable communications services. In light of the increasing importance of communication services for the livelihood of all Americans, civil rights activists voiced support for the continuation of this program as well as expansion of it to include access to broadband networks for Lifeline-eligible consumers.
February 8, 2013 - Posted by Monica We
Civil rights advocates are warning that racial and gender disparities in media ownership could be exacerbated by a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to relax the rule regulating conglomerate ownership of both newspaper and broadcast media outlets.
December 5, 2012 - Posted by Beth Sadler
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took another step forward for media justice and diversity with the announcement last week of a new opportunity for community groups to apply for licenses to start local radio stations.
Civil Rights Groups and Conservative Leaders Urge FCC to End Practice of Predatory Prison Phone Rates
May 21, 2012 - Posted by Avril Lighty
December 16, 2011 - Posted by Cheryl Leanza
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently considering changes and reforms to the federal Lifeline program which helps millions of Americans receive affordable telephone service.
November 2, 2011 - Posted by Corrine Yu
With key decisions regarding reform of the Universal Service Fund (USF) now behind it, the Federal Communications Commission is facing pressure from civil rights advocates to quickly turn its attention to the needs of low-income consumers.
July 13, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday proposed a new rule that will expand opportunities for local community radio stations to broadcast on FM airwaves in urban areas.
April 25, 2011 - Posted by Avril Lighty
A coalition of national civil rights and labor organizations sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging swift action to broaden the reach of broadband access as an economic imperative for minorities.
December 20, 2010 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
The Local Community Radio Act, which will help increase the number of low power FM (LPFM) stations in the United States, is poised to become law following passage in the House of Representatives on Friday and passage in the Senate on Saturday.
October 6, 2010 - Posted by Scott Simpson
The Associated Press (AP) recently appointed veteran journalist Sonya Ross to be the organization's first-ever race, ethnicity, and demographics editor. The new position comes at a time when sophisticated reporting by and about racial minority communities is not keeping up with the pace of their growth.
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