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 »
- Jun 26 Members of Congress, Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling, Call for Full Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Today, after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling expanding marriage equality to all 50 states, a broad coalition of civil rights groups and members of Congress issued the following statement:
- Jun 18 Lawyers’ Committee Statement on the Killing of Nine People at Historic Black 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.
- 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.