Working for Civil Rights — Jobs Roundup

Organization: Common Cause
Seeking: Legislative Affairs Director & Managing Director of Campaigns
Their Mission: Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest. Common Cause strives to strengthen our democracy by empowering our members, supporters and the general public to take action on critical policy issues. Now with nearly 400,000 members and supporters and 35 state organizations, Common Cause remains committed to honest, open and accountable government, as well as encouraging citizen participation in democracy.

Organization: Center for the Study of Social Policy
Seeking: Associate – Community Change
Their Mission: Center for the Study of Social Policy’s initial emphasis was on federal policy, including welfare reform, tax credits for low-income families, long-term care for the elderly and health care. As the work evolved in the 1980’s and 1990’s, greater responsibility for addressing social problems devolved to state and local governments. CSSP responded by increasing its direct technical assistance to state, county and city agencies and leaders. CSSP is a pioneer in advocating for family preservation services to keep children safe in their own homes; for a results-focus in education reform and cross-sector human services; for community-based decision-making in health and human services and for data-based advocacy.

Organization: Louis D. Brandeis Center
Seeking: Civil Rights Legal Fellow
Their Mission: The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is an independent, unaffiliated, nonprofit corporation established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all.  LDB conducts research, education, and advocacy to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses.

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