The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: Congressman Elijah Cummings, Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, was a giant and the civil and human rights community has lost a dear friend and ally.
The new rules define discrimination on the basis of perceived or actual immigration status and national origin under the New York City Human Rights Law in public accommodations, employment and housing. Fines of up to $250,000 can be assessed for each act of willful discrimination, and damages are available to complainants. – Gregg W. Morris
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A new wave of ICE arrests is expected to begin this Sunday in at least 10 cities across the country. We’re fighting back by suing to stop mass deportations of refugee families. Here’s what you can do to fight back in your community:
“We can’t allow the decennial census to become weaponized and politicized by the Trump administration. Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision on whether to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, our coalition will continue to work to ensure that all communities get counted,” said, Beth Lynk, Census Counts campaign director at The Leadership Conference Education Fund. “If there is an undercount, vital public services, schools, hospitals, and highways will not be properly funded and communities that already face systemic barriers to success will suffer.”
Their Stop Hate Project is on the front lines of the fight against hate – strengthening the capacity of community leaders, law enforcement, and organizations around the country to combat hate at every turn.