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Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform Shows Support from Attorney General, Bipartisan Members of Congress

By Gabe Colman, a Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, members of Congress, civil rights leaders, and criminal justice experts demonstrated strong bipartisan support for ending mass incarceration at an event co-sponsored by The Leadership Conference … Continue reading

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5 Things We Can Do To Cut Poverty Today

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant The Half in Ten campaign released this video today highlighting five steps we can take to help reduce poverty in the United States, where economic inequality is on the rise and one in … Continue reading

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National Congress of American Indians President Delivers the 2014 State of Indian Nations Address

By Danielle Brutus, Spring 2014 Education Fund Intern The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) recently held its annual State of Indian Nations convening to discuss the current state of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities. President Brian Cladoosby … Continue reading

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New Report on Why Protecting LGBT Workers is a Family Value Highlights Need for ENDA

By Simone Novorr, a Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The Center for American Progress (CAP) this week released a report, “Whose Family Do We Truly Value?”, highlighting the need for policy solutions that strengthen worker protections to address … Continue reading

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Fast for Families Kicks off Nationwide Campaign

By Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The next stage of the Fast for Families campaign officially launched on January 27 with an event at the National Press Club, where organizers announced plans for a multi-month tour … Continue reading

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NCAI Releases ‘Proud To Be’ Video, Calls on Washington Football Team to Change its Name

By Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) released a short video leading up to the Super Bowl to highlight ongoing efforts to change the name of the Washington, D.C. football … Continue reading

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Working for Civil Rights – Jobs Roundup

Compiled by Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Intern Organization:  People For The American Way—Washington, DC. Position: Public Policy Internship Mission: People For the American Way is a nationwide advocacy organization that mobilizes its members and activists to fight for public policies … Continue reading

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