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Civil Rights News: Health Care Reform Upheld; Women Suffering Under Arizona Immigration Law; Tentative Agreement on Transportation Bill

Compiled by Rachel Barr, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand Adam Liptak And John H. Cushman Jr. The New York Times In an historic decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Transportation Law Controversy; Latino Voters React to Obama’s Support for Undocumented Youths; Use of Solitary Confinement Raising Concerns in U.S.

Compiled by Maddie Peare, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern URBAN NATION: Cities Losing Out in Transportation Bill Debate By Ben Adler Next American City Currently, the House and the Senate are attempting to compromise on the reauthorization … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Higher Ed Reform, Young Homeless DC Parents, Transportation Investment

Obama and college presidents to discuss affordability Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post President Obama met with several university and college presidents in a closed door meeting. The group met to discuss the rising costs of higher education, and whether these … Continue reading

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Hundreds Make ‘Pilgrimage’ for New Transit Line and Local Jobs in Baltimore

By Colleen Cowgill, a Fall 2011 intern More than 400 people recently gathered on a Saturday for a ‘pilgrimage’ along part of a new Baltimore transit line, which is predicted to begin construction in 2015. Co-sponsored by The Leadership Conference … Continue reading

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Americans Support Infrastructure Spending, Will Congress Pass a Bill?

New poll shows that a majority of Americans support spending on infrastructure. Continue reading

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Transportation Equity Creates Jobs for Our Communities

By Colleen Cowgill, a fall intern As Congress considers the president’s job creation package, the role of transportation and infrastructure in policy-making was highlighted on Friday afternoon at a briefing co-hosted by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/Leadership … Continue reading

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Raquel Nelson and the Fatal Cost of Transportation Inequality

By Suzi Gao, a summer intern In the stark and unfortunate circumstances of the recent Raquel Nelson case, Americans should pay attention to the need for pedestrian-friendly streets and other needed improvements to our nation’s transit system. At The Leadership … Continue reading

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