We are excited to announce the 2015 First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN) summer class! Read More »
- February 25, 2015 A Checklist of Actions to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse The Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform, an alliance of national civil and human rights organizations and leaders committed to the protection of the rights of African Americans and all Americans, thanks President Obama for convening the Task Force on 21st Century Policing in the wake of the killings of unarmed African Americans. We extend our gratitude to the members of the Task Force for their service and for the opportunity to present our position in furtherance of the Task Force’s mission. We present the following “Checklist of Actions to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse,” and urge the Task Force to address the full panoply of these potential solutions in its final report to the President. Read More »
- May 21 The Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Obama Administration’s Release of Law Enforcement Working Group Review and Final 21st Century Policing Taskforce Report The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) applauds the Obama Administration’s demonstrated commitment to addressing the epidemic of police violence sweeping our nation, particularly in poor communities of color.
- May 08 Lawyers’ Committee, National Immigration Law Center, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Announce Third FirstGEN Summer 2015 Class 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 2015 First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN) summer class.
- May 01 National Civil and Human Rights Groups Host Audio Press Conference Call “Baltimore, Ferguson and Beyond: The Crisis of Race and Policing” Today, May 1, 2015, the Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform will host an audio press conference call featuring national human and civil rights leaders and community activists to discuss the national epidemic of police brutality and misconduct on the heels of Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore.