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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 intentional misinformation aimed at overturning the legitimate results of an election in which record numbers of Black voters made their voices heard. The violent attack was designed to threaten and intimidate those involved in conducting and protecting the election certification process. It was not just an attack on people or property, but an attack on democracy itself.
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“Building Power from the Ground Up” Panel Will Feature National Civil Rights Leaders SELMA, AL – On March 2 at 12:00 p.m. CST, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Black Voters Matter, National Bar...
The Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Senate Introduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
WASHINGTON— On Thursday, members of the Senate reintroduced the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bill would restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) and prevent restrictive and discriminatory voting laws from taking effect. Ten years ago, in...
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Global Black Economic Forum Announce Partnership to Protect Freedom to Vote For Black Communities Nationwide
Heading into the 2024 elections, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and The Global Black Economic Forum and will focus on voter education, election protection, and voter participation WASHINGTON— The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights...
North Carolina Supreme Court Rehears Historic School Funding Case as Other States Debate Inequality in Education
Educational Opportunity for All NC Kids Hangs in the Balance – Especially Black, Brown, Native, Lower Income and Rural Children RALEIGH–On February 22, 2024, the North Carolina Supreme Court will unjustifiably rehear a decades-long landmark case that will...
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Brief Arguing that the Dissemination of Harmful Election Disinformation Does Not Constitute Protected Political Speech
WASHINGTON— On Monday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed an amicus brief in United States v. Mackey, a caseconcerning the conviction of Douglass Mackey for his 2016 efforts to carry out a voter...
Pictured: Steve Pollak (center), with Lawyers' Committee President and Executive Director Damon T. Hewitt (left) and Lawyers’ Committee Honorary Lifetime Trustee and a former Executive Director Judge David S. Tatel (right), formerly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
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.