Monthly Archives: June 2015

Statement in Response to Marriage Equality Decision

Joint Statement from the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in Response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision “The proof that one truly believes is in action.” ― Bayard Rustin The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

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Hate Symbols Are Barriers to Progress

In response to the national discussion concerning the Confederate flag and the Charleston, South Carolina shooting, LCCR’s Executive Director Iván Espinoza-Madrigal authored the piece below, which is also featured on The Huffington Post.   The Confederate flag is a physical, social and psychological barrier to justice. We should applaud retailers who are no longer selling Confederate flags,

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Voting Rights Advocates and Massachusetts Officials Announce Settlement

Voting Rights Advocates Settle Long-Running Voter Registration Suit MassHealth, EOHHS, and SOC Agree To Remedy NVRA Compliance Problems BOSTON, NEW YORK, and WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2015) – Voting rights advocates and Massachusetts officials announced today that settlements have been reached in a three-year old federal lawsuit regarding the requirement to provide voter registration opportunities

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Rahsaan Hall Testifies to End Mandatory Minimum Sentences

On June 9, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary held a public hearing to solicit testimony on the impact and potential elimination of mandatory minimum drug sentences. Deputy Director, Rahsaan Hall, who worked for 8 years as a Prosecutor in Suffolk County, provided testimony at the hearing. Hall stated that, “Despite the spirit behind these minimum mandatory drug laws, there

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