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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

June 18, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Statement on the Killing of Nine People at Historic Black Church in Charleston, S.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2015 – John Nonna, co-chair of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s (Lawyers’ Committee) board of directors and trustees, and Tanya Clay House, public policy director, released the following statement in response to the killing of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.: “The Lawyers’ Committee is saddened by Wednesday’s tragic shooting deaths of nine innocent people attending a prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. We applaud today’s announcement that the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the FBI, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina are opening up a hate crime investigation into the shooting, an investigation parallel to and cooperative with the state’s investigation. We decry the alleged racial motivations of the alleged shooter and remain hopeful that justice will prevail in this case. The Lawyers’ Committee and the nationwide nonpartisan […]


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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