MAKING THE PROMISES OF DEMOCRACY REAL.
After decades of the longstanding racial discrimination in administration of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) loan programs, Black farmers stand to lose their farms, land and livelihoods without an estimated $4 billion in debt relief promised through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. We won’t stop fighting until this justice is realized.
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 Joins Call to Action Against Hate-Fueled Violence at White House’s “United We Stand” Summit
WASHINGTON–Today, the White House hosted the “United We Stand” Summit, bringing together civil rights advocates, hate incident survivors, business and government leaders to address the rising tide of hate nationwide. During the summit, the White...
National Civil Rights and Reproductive Rights Leaders Meet with Vice President Harris to Stress the Urgency to Protect Reproductive and Voting rights
WASHINGTON, DC (September 12, 2022) – The nation’s top civil rights leaders, reproductive rights and justice organizations met with Vice President Kamala Harris today to discuss the harmful impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in...
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Washington—Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced new members joining its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Among the new additions is Dean Danielle R. Holley, of the Howard University School of Law, who was...
National Civil Rights Leaders Meet with President Biden Following State of Emergency Declaration for Democracy
Urged President to Take Strong Actions to Protect Voting Rights, Close Economic Gaps WASHINGTON, D.C. – Days after declaring a State of Emergency for democracy in the United States, the nation’s top civil rights leaders met with President Biden at the...
Voting and Immigrants’ Rights Groups Settle Lawsuit After Mississippi Legislature Repeals Unconstitutional Provision and Provides Additional Voter Registration Safeguard for Naturalized Citizens
Groups to Monitor Implementation of New Safeguard (Washington, D.C.) – As a result of legislation passed in the recent legislative session, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) recently asked a federal...
North Carolina Supreme Court Hears Longstanding School Funding Equity Case, Leandro v. North Carolina
In July and August, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed three appellate briefs on behalf of the plaintiff-intervenors. RALEIGH–Today, the North Carolina Supreme Court will hear a longstanding school funding equity case, commonly known...