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.
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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:
NYC Bike Family Mass Die-in, Washington Square Park, July 9, 2019 by Transportation Alternatives. #NYCBikeFamily staged mass die-in to protest the killing of cyclists. Non-violent, peaceful memorial event. Drivers have killed 15 people on bikes this year — more than double the number killed this time last year.
#NYCBikeFamily: “We deserve safe passage. We deserve the pure joy of riding a bike. We will not stop riding and we will not accept this injustice.
Making sure that “Mayor Bill de Blasio knows that the NYC Bike Family will not stand for the threat on our lives. Vision Zero is in a state of emergency, and the only way to stop the killings is to break New York City’s car culture.
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.”
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.
Several Queens College student leaders were interviewed for their opinions about what CUNY students may expect from their president, Félix V. Matos Rodriguez, the next CUNY Chancellor. He takes office May 1.