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Navigating the Affirmative Action Ruling: A Guide
and its Impact on Higher Education Diversity
Biden Welcomes Lawyers' Committee to White House
New Resource: Affirmative Action – Four Key Points Stakeholders Must Consider to Ensure Educational Opportunity for All
The Fight Continues: We sent a letter to 150+ colleges, universities and higher education institutions guiding how they can ensure equal opportunity and access for all.
The recent decision undermines affirmative action as we know it, but the fight for opportunity for all in higher education does not stop. We all have a role to play in improving access to higher education moving forward, from elected officials and corporate leaders to academic institutions and government institutions. The Court has changed the law. Now, we must change the system. Join us as we fight harder than ever so that every student who wants to go to college has a fair shot to do so.
On January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol Police officers risked their lives to protect our democracy. They faced a violent, mass attack on the Capitol driven by racist, white supremacist rhetoric and intentional misinformation aimed at overturning the legitimate results of an election. And not coincidentally, it was an election in which record numbers of Black voters made their voices heard.
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation. Election Protection helps voters make sure their vote is counted through a number of resources, including: A suite of voter helplines, Voter Protection field programs across the country, and digital outreach tools. Throughout the election cycle we’re working tirelessly to protect the vote.
Promises of Democracy Made Real
Blog, Press Releases & Newsclips
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Urges Voters to Call the 866-OUR-VOTE Hotline to Verify Voter Registration on National Voter Registration Day
As tomorrow marks this year’s National Voter Registration Day, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) - which convenes the nationwide nonpartisan Election Protection coalition - urges all voters to register to vote or...
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Defends Programs Combatting Historic Racial Bias in Brief Supporting Fearless Fund LLC
Underlying lawsuit from Ed Blum-backed American Alliance for Equal Rights argues program for Black women entrepreneurs discriminates against white business owners Washington, DC–The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed an amicus brief Friday in American...
In response to Saturday’s tragic, racially motivated mass shooting in Jacksonville, FL Damon Hewitt, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement: “The horrific mass shooting in...
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Founding Commemorated on National Mall During March on Washington 60th Anniversary
March marks 60 years since the organization's founding and historic civil rights demonstration featuring MLK’s legendary ‘I Have a Dream’ speech WASHINGTON– The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will join what is expected to...
Plaintiffs Argue that 2021 Law is a Culmination of Concerted Efforts to Limit the Participation of Black Voters and Other Voters of Color ATLANTA – Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, issued a...
Lawyers’ Committee Files Amicus Brief in Alexander v. South Carolina NAACP, Supreme Court Case Addressing Racial Gerrymandering
Today the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law - in collaboration with Pro Bono counsel Cooley LLP - led a group of civil rights organizations in filing an amicus brief in Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, a racial gerrymandering case...