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    Senate Rules and Administration Committee Hearing on Threats Against Election Workers

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee held a hearing with state and local officials, as well as election experts, to examine threats received by election workers and volunteers. The…

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    Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap

    House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) spoke about the importance of including expanded Medicaid coverage in the budget reconciliation bill. Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership…

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    Hearing on the Voting Rights Act

    Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, civil rights leaders, and law professors testified at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the 1965 Voting Rights Act. They discussed several…

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    Senate Hearing on Domestic Terrorism and Violent Extremism

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held the first of two hearings that week on the threat of domestic terrorism and extremism in the United States. Experts in…

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    House Democratic News Conference on Voting Rights

    House Democrats from the Administration Subcommittee on Elections released a report on voting rights marking the 56th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Subcommittee Chair G.K.…

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    District of Columbia Statehood Legislation

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing to consider H.R. 51, a bill sponsored by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) that would grant statehood to D.C. Among the witnesses were Washington, D.C., Mayor…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 2

    The Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing to receive testimony from witnesses in support of Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination for attorney general. Witnesses who spoke included Ken…

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    Supreme Court Nominee Protest

    Demonstrators gathered in front of the Supreme Court to protest President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

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    Civil Rights, Racism and Hate Crimes

    Civil rights leaders at a news conference at the National Press Club urged President-elect Donald Trump to denounce acts of hate in the U.S. Speakers included representatives from the…

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    Merrick Garland Supreme Court Nomination

    Wade Henderson and Curt Levey talked about President Obama’s nomination of D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court,…

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    LGBT Civil Rights

    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Commissioner Chai Feldblum spoke at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law about Friday’s Supreme Court ruling…

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    Police Body Cameras

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on the benefits and costs of police body camera technology. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) testified about the importance…

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    Education Achievement Gap

    Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind. Topics included the progress…

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    Education Testing and Accountability

    State and local officials from around the country testified on potential changes to the No Child Left Behind law, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002. Topics of discussion…

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    Criminal Justice and Policing Practices

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights held a hearing on criminal justice and policing practices after recent protests around the country in the wake of deaths of unarmed black men.…

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    Civil Rights Activists on Immigration Executive Order

    Representatives from several civil rights group voiced unanimous support for President Obama’s decision to use executive action on immigration. Organizations represented in the briefing…

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    African-American Voters and the Midterm Elections

    Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and John Lewis (D-GA) joined legal advocates to examine the impact of voting and the state of Black America ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. They also…

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    Martin Luther King Day Breakfast

    National Action Network held its fourth annual Washington, D.C., breakfast in honor of the birthday of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.

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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

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    Civil Rights Leaders on the Voting Rights Act

    Civil rights leaders spoke to the press after a meeting with President Obama and Attorney General Holder on the Voting Rights Act. They said they were encouraged, with the Reverend Al Sharpton describing the…

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