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
U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries , Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, served food and drinks to customers in a Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant in support of One Fair Wage in New York as well as the Raise the Wage Act which was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives July 18, 2019.
Key representatives of civil rights and voting rights organizations participated recent in a national roundtable strategizing session to address the predicted malicious major undercounting of people of color in the 2020 U.S. Census. The organizations: Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the Urban Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) and the New York Immigration Coalition.
“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.”
“The 2020 Census is our only chance in a decade for a fair and accurate count of our communities. Census data are used in countless ways to ensure that our families and communities have the resources and services that they need.”