Category Archives: Civil and Human Rights News

President Obama Announces Proposed Retirement Savings Protections

President Obama announced new protections for retirement savers today, stating that Americans who work hard to put away money for retirement deserve peace of mind knowing that the financial retirement advice they receive is sound. The proposed rule is good … Continue reading

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Why We Must Confront America’s History of Racial Terrorism

In the period between the Civil War and World War II, nearly 4,000 African-American men, women, and children were lynched in the American South during our country’s shameful era of racial terrorism. Today, the violence and horror of these murders … Continue reading

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Education Advocates Work Toward Building a ‘Great Future’ For Children in Colorado

By Tara Yarlagadda, Field Associate On an unassuming thoroughfare, surrounded by fast food joints, a strip mall, and a series of chain hotels, no one would have guessed that major progress in education equity was taking place on the 11th … Continue reading

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Survey: Some Americans Still Very Uncomfortable with LGBT People

On the same day that Alabama became the 37th marriage equality state, and just weeks after President Obama called marriage equality a “civil right” in his State of the Union address, new polling released by GLAAD offers a sobering reminder: … Continue reading

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One Way to Help Combat Anti-Semitic Violence Worldwide

By Milan Kumar, a Spring 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Amidst a rise in anti-Semitic violence around the world, the United Nations General Assembly hosted a plenary meeting last week to discuss the best way to respond to the … Continue reading

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Parents and Teachers Join Forces for #AllStudentsMatter Day of Action

By Milan Kumar, a Spring 2015 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On Wednesday, the day of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s first hearing on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), The Leadership … Continue reading

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How the Nation’s Capital is Trying to Lead on Women’s Equality

A month after we commemorated the 35th anniversary of its U.N. adoption, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women – or CEDAW – celebrated local progress on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., when the United Nations … Continue reading

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