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Transportation Advocates from Across U.S. Gather for Equity Convening

Early this July, six local transportation organizations from across the country gathered in D.C. for the Transportation Equity Caucus (TEC) first national equity convening – a two-day event of trainings, story-sharing, strategizing, and Hill visits with key transportation stakeholders. Each … Continue reading

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35 Years Later: The U.S. Still Hasn’t Ratified CEDAW, But Local Activists are Working to Make a Difference for Women and Girls

By Patrick McNeil and Tara Yarlagadda Though we’re sometimes regarded as an exemplar of human rights, the United States stands out internationally today for one disappointing – and shameful – reason. That’s because 35 years after President Carter signed the … Continue reading

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These are the Significant Costs of Predatory Loans

By Hunter Davis, a Summer 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Earlier this month, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) held a briefing – and released a groundbreaking new report – on the cumulative costs of abusive lending, a broad term that … Continue reading

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Immigrant Heritage Month 2015: Celebrating the Importance of DACA and DAPA

By Julia Burzynski, a Summer 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern During the month of June, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights partnered with the Immigrant Heritage Month Campaign to celebrate and commemorate the history and lives of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decides that Love Can’t Wait

By Hunter Davis and Matthew Meyer, Summer 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Interns In a historic 5-4 decision on June 26, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. The ruling extended … Continue reading

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Transportation Equity Caucus Brings Crucial Perspective to Congressional Hearings

Last month, Congress narrowly averted a disastrous default of the Highway Trust Fund when it passed a two-month extension of the program, postponing—for the 33rd time in six years—a discussion on how to sustain the fund. Failing to pass any … Continue reading

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How John Lewis is Transforming the Way We Teach the Civil Rights Movement

By Julia Burzynski, a Summer 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Earlier this month, Rep. John Lewis, D. Ga., and Andrew Aydin held a signing in Washington, D.C. for March: Book Two, the second book in their trilogy of graphic … Continue reading

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