SECURING JUSTICE FOR ALL
The U.S. Constitution requires an actual count of all persons in the United States based on where they live or sleep most of the time. The process is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years and is responsible for the allocation of resources and redistricting.
In this open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law describes how he is not just making poor governance decisions—Facebook is exposing itself to legal liability for failure to protect the safety and civil rights of its users.
This preliminary report identifies approximately 340 instances between 1994 and the present where actions by state or local governments gave rise to either a finding of racial discrimination in voting by the Attorney
General or a court, or a change in the jurisdiction’s actions as a result of litigation brought claiming racial discrimination in voting.
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation. Election Protection helps voters make sure their vote is counted through a number of resources, including: A suite of voter helplines, Voter Protectection field programs across the country, and digital outreach tools. Throughout the election cycle we’re working tirelessly to protect the vote.
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Court Rescinds 2.5 Million Dollar Settlement to Confederate Group Involving “Silent Sam” UNC Confederate Monument
Chapel Hill, NC – Today, a North Carolina state court reversed a settlement under which the UNC system would give a $2.5 million giveaway to the Sons of Confederate Veterans over the Silent Sam statue, which celebrated the legacy of the Confederacy. The settlement was...
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Arab American Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and NALEO Educational Fund Launch Multilingual Hotlines to Provide Assistance on and Provide information about the 2020 Census Washington, DC – Today,...
KRISTEN CLARKE, PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW, STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION
President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address touted a “Great American Comeback” for some, but falls short on most pressing racial justice concerns for Black Americans WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump delivered the third State of the Union address amidst...
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that private plaintiffs may continue to bring suits against states under the Voting Rights Act. With its opinion, the Eleventh Circuit joins the Fifth and Sixth Circuits in holding that individuals and organizations can...