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Resetting the Poverty Debate

Thursday, October 31, 2013

By Tamera Willis, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Intern

Half in Ten, the campaign to cut poverty in half in 10 years, has released its annual report –Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity – just a few months before the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of a war on poverty.

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Categories: Poverty & Welfare

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Senate GOP Blocks Nominations of Millett, Watt

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Senate voted today to filibuster the nominations of Patricia Millett to fill one of three vacancies on the D.C. Circuit and of Congressman Mel Watt to be the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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Categories: Judiciary

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Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Michigan’s Proposal 2

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On October 15, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (companion case Schuette v. Cantrell). This case will have national consequences on whether a majority of individuals in a state can vote to politically hold back the minority.

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Categories: Equal Opportunity, Promoting Diversity

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Civil Rights Leaders Urge Governor Corbett to Immediately Address Philadelphia’s Budget Crisis

Friday, October 11, 2013

Civil and human rights leaders sent a letter this week urging Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett to take immediate action to address the ongoing budget crisis in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP).

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Categories: Education

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House Must Act Now For American Low-Income Families

Monday, September 30, 2013

In light of the looming government shutdown, civil rights groups are urging the House of Representatives to take action today to pass H.J. Res. 59 – the Continuing Appropriations Resolution for fiscal year 2014 – passed by the Senate on Friday, and to oppose any amendments to the current language.

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Categories: Poverty & Welfare

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Census Data Highlight Devastating Impact of SNAP Cuts

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

By Tatyana Walker, a Fall 2013 Intern

As Congress considers deep cuts to the safety net, data released by the Census Bureau last week show that 46.5 million people are still living in poverty and job creation has not been enough to increase average household incomes.

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Categories: Poverty & Welfare

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Civil Rights Groups Recognize the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by Drawing Attention to Racial Disparities in U.S. Education System

Monday, September 23, 2013

By Tamera Willis, a Fall 2013 Intern

Though the U.S. Constitution was built on the ideals of equality and equal opportunity, the reality for low-income, minority American children navigating our education system is very different.

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Categories: Education, Human Rights

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Civil Rights Groups Pushing Congress to Fill Vacant D.C. Circuit Judgeships

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

By Tamera Willis, a Leadership Conference Intern

Civil and human rights advocates have been pushing for the Senate to confirm President Obama’s three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Categories: Judiciary

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Federal Communications Commission Takes First Steps in Prison Phone Rate Reform

Thursday, August 22, 2013

By Taahira Thompson, a Summer 2013 Intern

After more than a decade of advocacy by civil rights organizations and affected individuals, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reform predatory prison phone rates on August 9. The rule puts a cap on how much prison phone-service providers can charge the recipients of an inmate’s call at 25 cents-per-minute. The FCC also banned the providers from charging extra fees to connect a call or use a calling card.

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Categories: Prison Phone Rates

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DOJ Announces 'Smart on Crime' Initiative to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

Monday, August 12, 2013

This morning in a speech before the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the U.S. Department of Justice would avoid charging low-level, nonviolent drug offenders who are not tied directly to large-scale trafficking organizations, gangs, or cartels with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentencing.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System

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