Yearly Archives: 2018

New Name. New Website. Same Mission.

Our life-changing and law-changing mission remains constant: to fight discrimination and advance the civil rights of people of color and immigrants. But just as discrimination changes over time, so too must our organization. Our approach must evolve if we are to remain at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Our impact has grown significantly

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Latino Janitor At Logan Airport Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Latino Janitor At Logan Airport Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Relentless Taunting Included Supervisor’s Remark: “Call Your God To Clean The Urinal” Boston, MA (October 2, 2018) – Today, Arcadio Cruz, a practicing Catholic, filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against C&W Facilities Services, a company that provides janitorial service to the Boston Logan International Airport, after

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Congressional Resolution Honors Our Achievements

Mass. Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Honoring Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Bicameral Resolution Marks 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Boston Affiliate Text of Resolution (PDF) Washington, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Stephen F. Lynch, along with their colleagues from the Massachusetts congressional delegation, today introduced a resolution to

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Report on Discipline

NEW REPORT EXAMINES SCHOOL DISCIPLINE IN MASSACHUSETTS Discipline Rates Drop, But Disconcerting Disparities Remain September 27, 2018 Boston, MA – A comprehensive report issued today by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice examines the state of school discipline in Massachusetts.  The report, Unfinished Business, shows that while measurable progress has been made in reducing

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Children Sue Trump Administration Officials in Class Action

CHILDREN SUE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS FOR DAMAGES IN CLASS ACTION OVER TRAUMA CAUSED BY THEIR UNLAWFUL DETENTION AND SEPARATION FROM THEIR PARENTS Boston, MA –   A team of Boston immigration, civil rights, and trial attorneys jointly filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of children seeking damages against Trump Administration officials for forcibly separating the children

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