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The Fight for Affirmative Action

Two lawsuits seek to eradicate over 40 years of established legal precedent allowing colleges to consider the race of highly-qualified applicants in admissions to promote the benefits of diverse learning environments.As the cases go up to the Supreme Court, we are fighting hard by raising the voices of UNC and Harvard students and alumni who demand more diversity, not less.

Reflections on One Year

June 2022 marks one year since Damon T. Hewitt was named President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee. He has lead our organization as our country faces turbulent times, much as we were when the Lawyers’ Committee was founded in 1963. Damon reflects on a year of healing, building, and rededication.

January 6th Insurrection

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. 

Election Protection

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.

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