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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 Under Law Partners with Sen. Cory Booker, Leading Advocates to Discuss AI Civil Rights Challenges
WASHINGTON– Today, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, alongside Senator Cory Booker and other leading advocates, convened for a briefing to discuss the civil rights challenges tied to artificial intelligence and the solutions needed to ensure...
Lawyers’ Committee Director Testifies in Congressional Hearing on SCOTUS’s Impact on Race and Admissions
WASHINGTON – Today, David Hinojosa, Director of the Educational Opportunities Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, testified before the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and...
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Appoints Michael E. Swartz and Naho Kobayashi to Leadership Roles
WASHINGTON—The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced on September 1st the election of Michael E. Swartz, a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York as its new Board Co-chair, and Naho Kobayashi, a partner at McGuireWoods in...
Lawyers’ Committee Calls on the Supreme Court to Uphold Chevron, Citing Impacts on Civil Rights if Overturned
WASHINGTON– The Supreme Court must reinforce the balance of power that Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council (Chevron) provides to ensure that federal agencies uphold Congress’ vision for a robust federal civil rights framework developed to protect...
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...