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Feb 10, 2016, 15:30 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Date for Briefing Related to its Report, Quiet Crisis: Federal Funding and Unmet Needs In Indian Country, 2016 Update

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today that it will hold a public briefing on February 19th, 2016 to examine education, health,...

Feb 03, 2016, 15:31 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Observes National African-American History Month

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights joins the nation in recognizing and celebrating the contributions of African-Americans, past and present. Since...

Jan 27, 2016, 18:07 ET
Jan 22, 2016, 12:14 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Letter to U.S. President and DHS Secretary Regarding ICE Raids Involving Central American Refugees

By majority vote the Commissioners of the United States Commission on Civil Rights ("Commission"), have issued a letter that requests the immediate...

Jan 20, 2016, 16:54 ET
Jan 15, 2016, 16:26 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Observes the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights joins the nation in celebrating Dr. King's legacy and his many contributions to civil rights. Between 1957 and...

Jan 14, 2016, 17:22 ET
Jan 11, 2016, 16:41 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefing Related to its 2016 Enforcement Report, Environmental Justice: Toxic Materials, Poor Economies, and the Impact on the Environment of Low-Income, Minority Communities

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a briefing to further its 2016 statutory report project on environmental justice. The briefing will...

Dec 09, 2015, 13:00 ET
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Kansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Meeting

The Kansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a series of panel discussions to examine the voting requirements...

Dec 04, 2015, 16:14 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Appoints Maryland State Advisory Committee Members

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today the appointment of 16 members to the Maryland State Advisory Committee. The Commission...

Nov 23, 2015, 15:24 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Supporting the University's Affirmative Action Admissions Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide an affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, in which for the second time it...

Nov 23, 2015, 10:20 ET
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Updated: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Requests Department of Justice Investigation Into Recent Questionable Prosecution of Chinese American Scientists

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, has issued a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch concerning targeting of Chinese...

Nov 18, 2015, 15:28 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Mourns the Passing of Jacqueline Berrien, Recent Chairwoman of the EEOC

The United States Commission on Civil Rights joins the nation in mourning the passing of former EEOC Chairwoman Jacqueline Berrien, accomplished...

Oct 16, 2015, 17:01 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues a Proclamation honoring the 100th Birthday of Professor Carl Auerbach

The United States Commission on Civil Rights celebrates the 100th birthday of Professor Carl Auerbach, whose work contributed to the creation of...

Aug 17, 2015, 16:42 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights mourns the loss of civil rights leader Julian Bond

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights mourns the loss of civil rights leader Julian Bond. The civil rights movement has lost an icon. Julian Bond was...

Aug 17, 2015, 16:42 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces investigations into racially biased police imposition of fees and fines for revenue and public education funding inequality

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will initiate separate investigations into the alleged racially biased imposition of fees and fines...

Aug 13, 2015, 10:59 ET

Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Meeting: "The Impact of Community and Police Interactions on Individual Civil Rights in Missouri"

The Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a series of panel discussions to examine police and community...

Aug 13, 2015, 10:56 ET

Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Meeting: "Civil Rights and the School to Prison Pipeline in Oklahoma"

The Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a series of public meetings during which they will hear...

Aug 10, 2015, 15:52 ET
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Civil Rights Panel to Examine Treatment of Mentally Ill in West Virginia

The West Virginia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a public meeting to examine the treatment by the...

Aug 06, 2015, 06:00 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights celebrates with all Americans the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which...