Monthly Archives: September 2017

We’re Taking Action in Response to ICE Raids in Sanctuary Cities

Lawyers’ Committee Takes Action in Response to ICE Raids in Sanctuary Cities   Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice took immediate action in response to ICE raids targeting immigrants in Massachusetts. The federal government is explicitly retaliating against Massachusetts because our Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled in Lunn v. Commonwealth that state

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Racial and Economic Disparities in Boston’s Fairmount Line

Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, and the Fairmount Indigo Coalition submitted a comprehensive public records request to the MBTA for the immediate disclosure of information concerning the proposed extension of the Fairmount Line to Foxborough, MA. In connection with this controversial extension, we are

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Lawyers’ Committee Receives Sociedad Latina’s “Nuestra Voz” (Our Voice) Award

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the prestigious “Nuestra Voz” (Our Voice) Award from Sociedad Latina on September 21, 2017, in an event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The Lawyers’ Committee promotes equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants with creative and courageous legal action, education, and

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Standing Against Police Bias & Profiling: Amicus Brief to the Supreme Judicial Court

Standing Against Police Bias and Profiling  Boston, MA – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief in Massachusetts’ highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court, on behalf of more than a dozen prominent racial justice, immigrants’ rights, and LGBTQ organizations in a high-profile matter concerning police bias and

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Federal Government Deepens Its Anti-LGBT Stance

Statement in Response to the Federal Government’s Anti-LGBT Stance  Since 1968, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice has fought steadfastly against discrimination. We dream of a society where every person – regardless of race, color, creed, age, national origin, immigration status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability – can contribute their

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Anti-Immigrant Messages in Somerville, MA

Statement in Response to Anti-Immigrant Messages in Somerville, MA In Somerville, MA, virulently anti-immigrant messages threatened students with deportation this week. These racist messages foster a climate of fear that interferes with students’ social and academic progress. The messages push already vulnerable families and children deeper into the shadows. We condemn messages of racism and hate. We

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Lowell At A Crossroads

Lowell, MA, finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with the question of what the former mill town should become, according to a feature in the Boston Globe. In Lowell, a minority population that doesn’t see themselves reflected in the city’s halls of power — are at the heart of a federal lawsuit filed against the

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