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  • House Oversight and Reform Hearing on 2020 Census
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    House Oversight and Reform Hearing on 2020 Census

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on the 2020 census. Representatives from minority and rural community organizations testified on concerns their constituencies had…

  • Lawmakers and Civil Rights Activists Discuss DACA Program
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    Congressional Lawmakers on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Oral Argument

    The Center for American Progress hosted an event to discuss the importance of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allows undocumented migrants who arrived in the U.S.…

  • House Judiciary Holds Hearing on Voting Discrimination
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    Voting Discrimination

    Civil liberties and voting rights organization leaders testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee concerning voting discrimination. Witnesses discussed state voting laws since the 2013…

  • AntiDefamation League Leadership Summit Part 4
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    Anti-Defamation League Leadership Summit, Part 4

    In this portion of the Anti-Defamation League’s 2019 leadership summit, the Houston police chief received an award for his work combating hate crimes. Elan Carr, the Trump administration’s top…

  • Lawmakers Advocates Brief on Voting Rights and Campaign Finance Legislation
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    H.R. 1 For the People Act News Conference

    House Democrats and issues-specific organizations held a news conference to discuss their support for H.R. 1, one of the first pieces of legislation by the Democratic majority. The bill…

  • After Words with Sarah McBride
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    After Words with Sarah McBride

    Human Rights Campaign press secretary Sarah McBride discusses her life as a transgender person and LGBTQ rights. She is interviewed by Vanita Gupta, former head of the U.S. Department of…

  • Rally Against Judge Kavanaughs Nomination
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    Rally Against Judge Kavanaugh's Nomination

    Various organizations that oppose President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy,Judge Brett Kavanaugh, held a rally in front of the Supreme Court. Speakers included Senators…

  • Civil Rights
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    Civil Rights

    UnidosUS, formerly known as the National Council of La Raza, held its annual convention and hosted an afternoon discussion focusing on civil rights and activism. Panelists included the presidents…

  • American Civil Liberties Union Holds Membership Conference
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    ACLU Membership Conference, Rule of Law Panel

    This portion of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) membership conference included a panel discussion focusing on the rule of law. Speakers included the ACLU’s David Cole, former White…

  • Panelists Discuss Legacy of 1968 Fair Housing Act
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    Housing Policy

    Community leaders, historians, and policymakers participated in a discussion on the 50th anniversary of Federal Housing Act and its aim to prevent discrimination in the housing industry.…

  • Countering Racism
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    Countering Racism

    State and local elected officials talked about efforts to counter racism and related protests in their jurisdictions and the lessons they have learned to pass on to others around the…

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Testifies on 2020 Census Costs
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    2020 Census

    Government oversight and non-governmental organization officials testified at a hearing on efforts to modernize operations of the Census Bureau before the 2020 Census. Their testimony…

  • Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on Voting Rights
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    Voting Rights

    Senate Democrats heard testimony from a number of policy experts on the state of voting rights in the U.S. following the establishment of the Trump administration’s Presidential Advisory…

  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds Town Hall on Civil Rights
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    Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall on Civil Rights

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hosted a civil rights town hall as part of its 47th annual legislative conference. Several Congressional Black Caucus members spoke, including…

  • Washington Journal Vanita Gupta Discusses Civil Rights in the Trump Era
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    Vanita Gupta on Civil Rights in the Trump Era

    Vanita Gupta talked about the Trump administration’s approach to civil rights issues.

  • Hearing Focuses on Hate Crimes Targeting Religious Groups
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    Religious Hate Crimes

    The Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing on ways to address the increasing number of religious hate crimes in the United States. The special counsel for religious discrimination…

  • Federal Officials Discuss Criminal Justice and Civil Rights
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    Criminal Justice and Civil Rights

    Criminal justice and civil rights officials reflected on their eight years of work in the Obama administration. They addressed work they believe still needs to be done, and the changes they hope…

  • Federal and Local Officials Testify on New Orleans as a Sanctuary City
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    New Orleans as a Sanctuary City

    A House subcommittee discussed immigration enforcement in New Orleans with a panel of Louisiana state officials and Department of Justice representatives. Witnesses answered questions on the local and federal role…

  • News Conference on Justice Department Report on the Baltimore Police Department
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    News Conference on Justice Department Report on the Baltimore Police Department

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    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a news conference with Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and…

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch Responds to North Carolina Lawsuit
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    Justice Department Response to North Carolina Lawsuit

    Attorney General Lynch spoke to reporters about North Carolina’s decision to sue the federal government in response to the Department of Justice’s ruling on the state’s House Bill 2. The…

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