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Advocates Urge Increased Broadband Access for Minority Communities

Monday, April 25, 2011

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. The letter was a call to action in response to the FCC’s request for commentary on how to improve access to … Read More

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Spotlight on Humphrey Honoree: Shirley Sherrod

Friday, April 15, 2011

On May 12, the civil and human rights community will honor civil and human rights activist Shirley Sherrod with its highest honor, the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award, for a lifelong advocacy on behalf of all working people. Sherrod was born in 1948 in rural Georgia. In 1965, her father was shot and … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges Senate to Oppose ‘Riders’ in Appropriations Bill

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Leadership Conference – a civil and human rights coalition of more than 200 organizations – is urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D. Nev., to oppose riders in H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011. In a letter to Senator Reid, Wade Henderson, president & CEO of The Leadership Conference, and Nancy … Read More

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VA Honors Civil Rights Legend Dorothy Height

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a proclamation to commemorate today as “Dorothy Irene Height Day” to commemorate the life and legacy of the late civil rights icon on what would have been her 99th birthday. During her lifetime, Dr. Height was one of the most prominent female leaders in the civil and human rights movement … Read More

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Trumka, Sherrod and Solmonese to Receive Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will honor AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, lifelong social justice activist Shirley Sherrod, and Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese at its Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner to be held on May 12 in Washington, D.C. “As our current political climate is steeped in … Read More

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