Monthly Archives: October 2016

2016 Has Been A Mixed Bag For LGBT Politics

According to NPR, marriage equality has complicated LGBT activism and 2016 has been a mixed bag for LGBT politics. NPR cited the Lawyers’ Committee’s executive director: “Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal urges Americans to keep working on LGBT issues regardless of who wins the election. And he thinks the challenge will be in finding support and resources for

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Lawyers’ Committee Testifies in Support of Boston’s Municipal ID

On October 27, 2016, Attorney Sophia Hall of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice testified in the Boston City Council in support of creating a “Boston OneCard” Municipal ID. The testimony appears below. Testimony in Support of Boston OneCard ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is a legal organization

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Lawyers’ Committee Tapped for Attorney General’s New Advisory Council on Racial Justice

On October  25, 2016, Attorney General Maura Healey’s office kicked off an advisory council geared towards promoting racial justice and equity in Massachusetts. The new council is made up of leaders and advocates from organizations across the state. Our executive director, Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, a member of the new council, was featured on Mass Live, the

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Advocating for Environmental Justice Protections in Brockton, Massachusetts

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed a motion with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection requesting permission to participate in Matter of Brockton Power Co., a case concerning a proposed new power plant in Brockton. In light of the disproportionate placement of environmental hazards in low-income and minority communities, the Lawyers’ Committee

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Students File Brief Defending Harvard’s Affirmative Action Policies

A group of current and prospective Harvard College students filed an amicus brief in support of race-conscious affirmative action policies in an ongoing lawsuit between Harvard and an anti-affirmative action group, according to the Harvard Crimson.  The brief was filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and our allies. The amicus

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Ayuda Telefónica Con Información Sobre Las Elecciones

Asegúrese de que su voto sea contado! Durante la temporada electoral estarán funcionando varias líneas telefónicas de ayuda para ofrecer a los americanos información completa sobre la votación y cómo pueden asegurarse de que su voto sea contado.Los hotlines son: 866-OUR-VOTE (administrado por Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights) 888-Ve-y-Vota (administrado por NALEO Educational Fund y

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