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Civil Rights News: Labor Secretary Nominee Tom Perez Heads to Full Senate Vote; More Professionals Looking to Join Unions; AZ Sheriff Arpaio Facing Backlash

Compiled by Claire Ross, a Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Intern “Labor Secretary Nominee Perez Clears Early Hurdle in Confirmation”- Washington Post-May 16th, 2013 Thomas Perez’s nomination to become the next U.S. Secretary of Labor has been cleared to reach the … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: What Creates Prosperity?; New Leader at NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Many Americans Support Pathways to Immigrant Citizenship

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Justice and Prosperity Editorial New York Times As key civil rights cases concerning voting rights, gay rights, and other civil rights issues are poised to … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: AG Holder’s Strong Record; Fears Persist Despite Ruling on Arizona SB1070; Court Acts Wisely on Juvenile Sentencing

Compiled by Willie Roberson, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Contempt Vote Will Put Focus on Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s Record Richard A. Serrano Washington Post The House of Representatives will vote this Thursday on whether United States … Continue reading

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Nicholas Katzenbach – A Long and Well-lived Life

By Kenneth Zimmerman Special to UnfinishedBusiness.org With the passing of Nicholas deB. Katzenbach on May 9, this country lost a remarkable man who helped shape the foundation of this nation’s commitment to civil rights.  As a Senior Advisor to Presidents … Continue reading

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Can Transgender Americans be Fired for their Identity?

…Not anymore! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued an opinion stating that an employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person’s gender identity is violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act … Continue reading

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The Civil Rights Division Two Years into My Tenure

By Thomas E. Perez Commentary In 2009 when I took the reins at the Civil Rights Division, I made a commitment to division staff and to the nation that I would work to restore and transform the division that Attorney General Eric Holder has called a “crown jewel” of the … Read More

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