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Activists to March Saturday to Challenge Inhumane Immigration Policies

The United Workers of Washington DC, together with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the DC Coalition for Immigrant Rights, is leading a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to demand solutions to fix our broken immigration system. … Continue reading

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Higher Ed Not Debt Campaign Addresses Rising Cost of College

By Gracie Cano, a Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Higher Ed Not Debt, a new campaign that will focus on the challenges of rising college costs and student loan debt faced by 40 million Americans, launched last Thursday … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Importance of Women’s Rights Treaty on International Women’s Day

It’s Women’s History Month and tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s Day – the perfect time to highlight the importance of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW is a comprehensive international treaty … Continue reading

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Understanding “The Meaning of Race in a 21st Century America” Requires an Accurate Census

By Patrick McNeil, Communications Assistant At a Center for American Progress event on Wednesday called “The Meaning of Race in a 21st Century America,” panelists spoke to America’s shifting demographics and the need for data collection tools – namely the … Continue reading

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Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform Shows Support from Attorney General, Bipartisan Members of Congress

By Gabe Colman, a Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, members of Congress, civil rights leaders, and criminal justice experts demonstrated strong bipartisan support for ending mass incarceration at an event co-sponsored by The Leadership Conference … Continue reading

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National Congress of American Indians President Delivers the 2014 State of Indian Nations Address

By Danielle Brutus, Spring 2014 Education Fund Intern The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) recently held its annual State of Indian Nations convening to discuss the current state of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities. President Brian Cladoosby … Continue reading

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Fast for Families Kicks off Nationwide Campaign

By Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The next stage of the Fast for Families campaign officially launched on January 27 with an event at the National Press Club, where organizers announced plans for a multi-month tour … Continue reading

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