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Report: LGBT Service Members and Veterans Deserve Employment Protections

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Education Fund Communications Assistant A new Center for American Progress report highlights the employment discrimination disparities faced by LGBT Americans who have served in uniform – a disparity that could be diminished by protections included … Continue reading

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New Report on Why Protecting LGBT Workers is a Family Value Highlights Need for ENDA

By Simone Novorr, a Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The Center for American Progress (CAP) this week released a report, “Whose Family Do We Truly Value?”, highlighting the need for policy solutions that strengthen worker protections to address … Continue reading

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As Holiday Travel Season Begins, FlyRights App an Important Tool in Addressing Racial Profiling

By Tamera Willis, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern FlyRights – a smartphone application that allows people to report incidents of racial profiling in real time at America’s airports – will now allow users to copy their members … Continue reading

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Resources and Reports: Growth of Prison System; Reintegration Programs; Life Sentences; Drug Offenses and Welfare Benefits

By Haley Robinson, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Reforming our criminal justice system is a task that many initiatives and studies have attempted to address. According to a recent report by The Leadership Conference on Civil and … Continue reading

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Hundreds Lobby for Federal Workplace Protections

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant Hundreds are lobbying in Washington, D.C., today in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). ENDA would provide LGBT workers with basic protections against workplace discrimination, broadening existing federal protections against employment discrimination … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Arizona Law Aims to Disenfranchise Voters; ACLU Fights for LGBT Rights in California Schools; Rand Paul Signals a Republican Shift on Immigration Reform

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Arizona voting law disenfranchises citizens Editorial LA Times On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Arizona v. ITCA case, which questioned the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Civil and Human Rights Community Rallies in Support of the Voting Rights Act

Watch a video of supporters of the Voting Rights Act rallying outside of the Supreme Court in support of the Act on the day the Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of a key provision of the Act. Continue reading

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