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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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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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Lawyers’ Committee at Lavender Law

Join the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice at the National LGBT Bar Association’s 30th Annual Conference & Career Fair (Lavender Law) in New York City from August 7-10. Here is where you can find our legal warriors: Wednesday, August 8 at 10:45 AM Legal Empowerment Strategies for Challenging Immigration Enforcement at the

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On MLK Day, Our 50-Year Quest for Justice

Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we kick off our 50th Anniversary.  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice was founded in 1968 in the midst of the assassination of Dr. King, and the findings of the Kerner Commission (which concluded that the nation was “moving toward two societies, one black, one white –

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Amplify Your Impact: Challenge Fund Will Match New & Increased Donations

Amplify Your Impact: Challenge Fund Will Match New and Increased Donations The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice promotes equal opportunity and fights against discrimination. We protect the rights of people of color and immigrants using creative and courageous legal action, education, and advocacy in collaboration with law firms and community partners. Over

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Lawyers’ Committee Promises to be the Community’s Legal Protectors

The Lawyers’ Committee Promises to be the Community’s Legal Protectors (Bay State Banner) Following the election of Donald Trump, phone calls poured into the offices of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. The dominant theme: The climate at school and work had turned overtly hostile, as if many had taken the election

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Thankful

“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy This Thanksgiving, I see our challenges as opportunities for us to use our passion, our vision and the law to help bring forth social change and access to justice.

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