All Articles on Civil Rights

Community organizers and activists demand police accountability at a rally in New York City on August 9, 2019, to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Getty Images) Views
It’s Time for Effective Oversight of Police Violence
Would the possibility of mandatory sentencing make a police officer think twice before pulling the trigger? What about them having to forego their pensions, or pay victims’ families from their 401Ks?
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Pete Buttigieg News
Ahead of CNN Town Hall, Warren and Buttigieg Unveil Their Plans to Protect and Expand LGBTQ Rights
"Activists and organizers have made enormous strides toward equality—but that hard-won progress is already under attack. We need a president who is ready to fight back."
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It’s no exaggeration to say the Supreme Court’s ruling will have a drastic material impact on the millions of transgender people living in the United States. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Don’t Leave Equality to the Supreme Court
In 29 states, trans people can legally be denied jobs and housing because of who we are. Congress should act.
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For the LGBTQ civil rights movement, this is a big moment. (Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images) Views
What You Need to Know About Today’s LGBTQ Rights Arguments Before SCOTUS
A bad ruling would strip away protections against discrimination that LGBTQ people have been able to use to protect themselves for two decades.
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LGBTQ rights advocates News
LGBTQ Advocates Flood Capitol Hill on Day One of Supreme Court's First Trans Civil Rights Case in US History
"We are here. No one can take that away. #RiseUpOct8"
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Immigrant workers are not backing down in the face of President Trump's attacks. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)  Views
After Largest Workplace Raid in a Decade, Immigrant Workers Are Organizing
We can only expect that these raids will keep coming. The more prepared we are with rapid response, the more potential there is to organize and create a united front to fight back.
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'Chilling': Mississippi City Claims Undocumented Man Killed by Police Had No Constitutional Rights
"We're stunned that someone put this in writing," a lawyer for Ismael Lopez's family said.
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'Democracy for Some, But Not for All': Report Reveals Nearly 1,700 Polling Places Closed Since Supreme Court Weakened Voting Rights Act
"Seems like Republicans don't want people to vote...wonder what they are worried about."
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inmate News
'Vision for Justice': 117 Rights Groups Offer Roadmap to Transform US Criminal-Legal System
"We simply cannot live up to the values we profess if we don't end mass incarceration and eliminate the deep racial bias entrenched in the current system."
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Karina Cardoso and Linda Nevarez hold their cellphone flashlights up during an Aug. 4 vigil in El Paso for the victims of the Walmart shooting. (Photo: Lola Gomez/American-Statesman) Views
Violent White Supremacists Threaten Basic Civil Rights—and Our Lives
The federal government can largely stamp out domestic terrorism—or fan the flames.
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