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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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The Leadership Conference Education Fund Releases Annual “Civil Rights Monitor”

This week, The Leadership Conference Education Fund released the “Civil Rights Monitor,” an annual publication that chronicles civil and human rights issues pending before the three branches of government, and other, emerging issues like the potential for big data to … Continue reading

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#IAmNotYourWedge: Asian American Students Rally Against Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuits

By Tara Yarlagadda, Field Associate On November 17, 2014, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., an advocacy group opposed to affirmative action, launched lawsuits against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill). Students for Fair … Continue reading

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In Absence of Senate Ratification, CEDAW Progress Moves to Local Level

On December 18, 1979, the United Nations adopted the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, or CEDAW. But today, 35 years later, the United States is one of only seven countries that hasn’t ratified … Continue reading

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One Way We Can Help Narrow the Expanding Racial Wealth Gap

On Friday, Pew Research Center released data showing that, since the end of the Great Recession, the racial wealth gap has only gotten larger. In 2013, White households had 13 times the median wealth of Black households and 10 times the … Continue reading

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Senate Hearing on Civil and Human Rights Highlights Discrimination in Justice System

On Tuesday, December 9, lawmakers and civil rights leaders testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights on the current state of civil and human rights in the United States. The hearing came on … Continue reading

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