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Congressional Hearings Examine Policing Strategies and Body Camera Use

As mobile cameras come into wider use by law enforcement across the country, Congress is considering the potential of body-worn cameras as a tool for accountability and transparency. On May 19, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held … Continue reading

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Bringing an Equity Perspective to Infrastructure Week

The Transportation Equity Caucus is excited to announce its involvement in the third annual Infrastructure Week, which will bring together thousands of stakeholders to discuss the critical importance of investing in and modernizing America’s infrastructure systems. Infrastructure Week, taking place … Continue reading

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Why Cities and States Across the Country are Adopting ‘Ban the Box’ Policies

On April 29, the Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill that would prevent employers from asking about a person’s criminal history on job applications. Backed by labor leaders and civil rights organizations, the bill aims to give people with … Continue reading

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Economic Justice Initiative Launches to Put #FamiliesFirst

Last week, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights joined the Center for Community Change, Center for Popular Democracy, Jobs With Justice, and Working Families Organization to launch the Putting Families First: Good Jobs for All campaign, a new … Continue reading

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Why Equal Pay Day Must Be Taken Seriously

By Stephanie Moore, a Spring 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Everyone’s heard this statistic: for every dollar a man earns, his female counterpart only makes 78 cents. Created in 1996 to draw attention to the wage gap, Equal Pay … Continue reading

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Bus Rider Shelia Williams Brings Community Perspective to Memphis Transit Board

By Courtney Hutchison, Senior Communications Associate, Policy Link Shelia Williams, a 38-year-old single mother of five, was putting herself through college in Memphis, Tennessee, when the city cut the only bus route that she could take to get to school. … Continue reading

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Leaders Find Common Ground at Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform

By Stephanie Moore, a Spring 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern It isn’t every day that you see Koch Industries sponsoring an event with the ACLU, and Van Jones co-hosting with Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan. On March 26, the … Continue reading

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