Monthly Archives: June 2016

Orlando Shooting and Hate Crimes

At the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, following the release of our statement on the shooting in Orlando, Florida, we have been working to make sure that the national dialogue acknowledges the experiences and identities of all those affected. We cannot talk about Orlando as an LGBT incident without acknowledging that the violence predominantly affected Latinos

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Statement in Response to the Shooting in Orlando, FL

At the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, we dream of a society where every person — regardless of race, color, creed, disability, national origin, immigration status, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation  — can live without fear of violence or discrimination. We are deeply saddened by the massacre that took place in a

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Over Thirty Community Organizations, Religious Leaders and Labor Representatives Decry Gov. Charlie Baker’s Immigration Policy

Over Thirty Organizations, Religious Leaders and Labor Representatives Decry Massachusetts’ New Immigration Policy as Fiscally Irresponsible and Dangerous In a letter released yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) and the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) joined more than thirty community organizations, religious leaders, and union representatives in calling upon Massachusetts Governor

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Glendora Putnam (1923-2016)

“That was my goal, to get rid of segregation and discrimination . . . That’s why I went to law school.” — Glendora M. Putnam We have lost an icon of social justice. Glendora M. Putnam was a trailblazer for civil rights. She graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1948, and was one

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