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About the Public Policy Project

The Public Policy Project advocates for the effective advancement of civil rights laws at the state and federal level, working with other organizations as well as directly with legislators. The Public Policy Project works closely with other Lawyers' Committee projects including Voting Rights, Employment Discrimination, Fair Housing and Fair Lending, Educational Opportunities, Community Development and Environmental Justice, and other racial diversity issues including affirmative action and criminal justice. Tanya Clay House, the Public Policy Director, serves as the Lawyers' Committee's representative on Capitol Hill and in state and local legislative bodies, coordinates the Lawyers' Committee's communications efforts with the White House as well as federal, state, and local agency officials, prepares testimony for Congressional Committee, state, and local hearings and panels, represents the Lawyers' Committee in coalitions organized to advocate for civil rights priorities, and serves as the principle liaison to the Lawyers' Committee's sister organizations across the country.

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