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Urgent action needed to end anti-LGBTQ violence

February 23, 2018

Philadelphia Inquirer

Policymakers and the public should treat the recent wave of hate-motivated violence toward trans women of color as the national crisis it is. It is an epidemic that strikes at the heart of the freedoms we share, and it is getting worse.

Washington D.C. group wants Georgia barred from using 2015 boundaries in House District 105 race

February 22, 2018

Gwinnett Daily Post

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced Wednesday that it filed an injunction trying to bar the state from using the boundaries late Tuesday. The group, along with the Georgia NAACP, is suing the state in federal court over redistricting done for the Grayson-area legislative district.

Federal lawsuit targets ‘gerrymandered’ Georgia House districts

February 22, 2018

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Washington-based advocacy group asked a federal judge Wednesday to toss out a 2015 map that
was designed to protect two vulnerable lawmakers, contending in a motion that records show
minority voters were moved out of the districts to protect incumbents.

Civil Rights Lawyers Claim ‘Extreme Racial Gerrymandering’

February 22, 2018

Daily Report

Civil rights lawyers have asked a federal judge to block what they call “extreme racial gerrymandering” by the Georgia House of Representatives in an attempt to hold on to a Republican majority in the 2018 elections.

The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar's leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity - work that continues to be vital today.

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