Category Archives: Voting Rights

Expanding Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Expands Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (“Lawyers’ Committee”) fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action, education and advocacy in collaboration with law firms and community

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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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Yesterday, we got an award! Today, we’re back in the trenches.

Yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Award for Diversity and Inclusion.     This award recognizes the importance of our life-changing and law-changing work. We foster equal opportunity and fight discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action,

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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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Using Math Superpowers to Fight Gerrymandering

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is leading workshops in a groundbreaking conference of 500+ mathematicians who are using their math superpowers to fight gerrymandering. Our attorneys are presenting on the intersection of racial justice and voting rights, and addressing the nuts-and-bolts of voting rights litigation. The conference, organized by Prof. Moon Duchin of Tufts

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Voting Rights in Lowell

In the City of Lowell, a committee has been tasked with examining and potentially recommending a change to the election system, according to the Lowell Sun. Oren Sellstrom, litigation director for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, said it is too soon to tell how seriously the city officials are taking the

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Automatic Voter Registration

Automatic voter registration, a reform that will modernize voter registration and increase registration rates, is gaining momentum nationally. Eight states and the District of Columbia already have automatic voter registration, and more than 30 states have introduced legislative proposals. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice testified in the Massachusetts Legislature in support

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