Social media has become a dominant fixture in American life. Millions of Americans use social media daily to stay in touch with friends and family, and in the course of their jobs and careers. Social media companies – and Facebook in particular – have in turn become adept at mining user data and allowing businesses
Government agencies should broadly reflect the communities they serve. Nowhere is this more important that in the Trial Court, where equal justice is a fundamental principle. On behalf of the Massachusetts Minority Court Officers Association, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice calls on the Trial Court to strengthen its commitment to
This convening was featured on CBS, El Planeta, Wicked Local, India New England News, and Dorchester Reporter.
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
Minority advocacy groups are calling on Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to develop a “comprehensive package of diversity solutions” to boost minority rates in the city’s predominately white police and fire departments. More than 100 people attended a community forum on June 20, 2017, hosted by the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers, the
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is deeply disturbed by reports that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has begun seizing and detaining immigrants at the Commonwealth’s courthouses, and particularly by reports that such conduct may be facilitated by court personnel or local law enforcement. We are urging the Trial Court to
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice will host BizGrow, a free groundbreaking event designed to connect dozens of existing and potential small business owners with free legal and business support. This event will be held on July 13th from 1-6 PM at Suffolk Law School (120 Tremont Street in Boston). BizGrow will
This community forum on the lack of diversity in the Boston Police Department and Boston Fire Department was featured on NECN, BNN News, Bay State Banner, Dorchester Reporter, and the Boston Herald. WBUR also featured Boston Police’s staffing problems.
The Boston Globe Editorial Board calls for “more urgency” in closing Boston Latin’s diversity gap, citing the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice: “There is simply nothing meritorious about a public school admissions policy that favors those who can pay for private test preparation,” said Matt Cregor, the Education Project Director of the