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Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Protect Trans Workers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Following an announcement from Secretary of Labor Tom Perez in June that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would be updating its nondiscrimination guidance, DOL on August 19 issued that guidance to explicitly classify discrimination based on gender identity and transgender status as sex discrimination.

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Categories: LGBT Rights, Workers' Rights

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Executive Action on Immigration Must Promote Humane Treatment in Detention Policy

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On June 30, President Obama charged Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder with moving resources to the border and identifying – before the end of the summer – additional actions that his administration can take to help reform the current, broken immigration system.

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Categories: Immigration

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In Executive Action on Immigration, Obama Must Reform Enforcement Policies

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

On June 30, President Obama announced that his administration would take executive action to reform the current, broken immigration system, charging Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder with moving resources to the border and identifying – before the end of the summer – additional actions that his administration can take.

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Categories: Immigration

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Latest Challenge to Name of Washington’s NFL Team Targets Tech Groups

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Oneida Indian Nation sent letters to Twitter, Facebook, and Google this week, asking that the Washington NFL team’s official, verified accounts be deleted from their sites, according to Slate.

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Categories: Discrimination

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Report: Minority Voters Vulnerable Ahead of Midterm Elections

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Forty-nine years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR) on August 6 released a report documenting persistent voting discrimination in the United States, finding that states previously subject to Section 5 preclearance under the VRA (particularly Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Georgia) continue to be the worst offenders.

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Categories: Voting Rights

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Obama’s Action on Immigration Should Broaden Use of Affirmative Relief

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Saying that “America cannot wait forever for [Congress] to act,” President Obama on June 30 announced that his administration would take executive action to reform the current, broken immigration system, charging Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder with moving resources to the border and identifying – before the end of the summer – additional actions that his administration can take.

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Categories: Immigration

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Congress Passes Highway Funding Patch

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hours before the Highway Trust Fund was due to run out, Congress passed legislation Thursday to extend federal funding for highway and transit construction through May 2015, avoiding thousands of layoffs and a lapse in infrastructure projects nationwide.

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Categories: Transportation Equity

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Obama Signs Order Requiring Contractors to Disclose Labor Violations

Friday, August 1, 2014

President Obama on July 31 signed The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, requiring federal contractors – before they can receive new federal contracts – to disclose labor law violations that have occurred in the last three years.

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Categories: Workers' Rights

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Ellison, Lewis Announce Legislation to Protect Workers' Right to Organize

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Reps. Keith Ellison, D. Minn., and John Lewis, D. Ga., at a July 30 press conference announced legislation to bolster protections for workers who face discrimination as a result of efforts to form or join a labor union.

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls on Obama to Reform Deportation Policy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On July 1, President Obama announced that his administration would take executive action to reform our broken immigration system, with an eye toward reducing unnecessary deportations. The changes could have far-reaching implications for millions of immigrant families who are suffering as a result of the current system.

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Categories: Immigration

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