Category Archives: Civil and Human Rights News

How Voter ID Laws Prevent Americans from Voting

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder last year, a number of states and jurisdictions formerly covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act have considered – and some have enacted – new discriminatory voting laws, such as the introduction of voter ID requirements. Further, in 2014, there have been … Continue reading

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Upcoming Documentary Explores Transportation Equity

How is transportation a civil rights issue? “Free to Ride,” an upcoming documentary by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, explores the connection between the two. Access to safe, affordable, and … Continue reading

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How College Students Are Fighting for Campus Inclusion

This post was written by Jennifer Tran, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund intern and a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is involved with diversity and inclusion issues on campus. It is said that … Continue reading

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New Report Highlights Dangerous Trajectory of Transportation Funding

By Angela Pavao, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Last month, the Pew Charitable Trusts released a report on the state of transportation funding, drawing much needed attention to an increasingly relevant issue. The report, “Intergovernmental Challenges in … Continue reading

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Conference Brings Transportation Equity to Forefront

By Bree Romero, Field Manager Nestled at the intersection of three rivers connecting the Midwest to the Atlantic coast is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – host of the 18th annual Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Conference earlier this month. It was a perfect … Continue reading

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“South Park” Lampoons Washington Football Team Owner over Offensive Name

By Kaidia Pickels, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The infamous cartoon series “South Park” caused quite a stir last Sunday when it released a trailer that satirizes Washington football team owner Dan Snyder’s continued use of the … Continue reading

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What the New Census Income and Poverty Data Say about Gender Equality

By Angela Pavao, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On September 16, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual report examining income and poverty data from 2013 and how the two indicators have changed, overall and across demographics, … Continue reading

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