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Public Policy

The Public Policy Project advocates for the effective advancement of civil rights law at the state and federal level working with other organizations as well as legislators.

Recent Public Policy News

May 8, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee, National Immigration Law Center, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Announce Third FirstGEN Summer 2016 Class

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2016 – Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are excited to announce the 2016 First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN) summer class. The Fellows are: Megan Brookens, University of Pennsylvania; Sanah Jivani, University of Texas at San Antonio; Dianne Kaiyoorawongs, Yale University; Raymond Magsaysay, Vassar College; and Renata Mauriz, Brown University FirstGEN is a 10-week summer program for undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate families to attend an institution of higher education and who are passionate about pursuing careers in social justice.  Fellows gain hands-on experience working on civil rights matters as full-time Public Policy and Advocacy interns while also participating in a parallel training program.  FirstGEN creates a greater community of advocates by linking emerging […]


U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

““S. 2123, Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015””

October 19, 2015

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Crime and Terrorism

“Hearing on: Body Cameras: Can Technology Increase Protection for Law Enforcement Officers and the Public”

May 19, 2015

Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary

“Public Roundtable on the Metropolitan Police Department’s Body-Worn Camera Program”

May 7, 2015

U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunities Commission

“EEOC at 50: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Discrimination In the 21st Century Workplace”

April 15, 2015

Workforce Protections Subcommittee

“Hearing on H.R. 548, “

March 24, 2015

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