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May 03, 2018, 09:00 ET U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Public Briefing: "In the Name of Hate: Examining the Federal Government's Role in Responding to Hate Crimes"

Our nation witnesses persistently high rates of hate crimes and bias-related incidents. The Commission will hold a public briefing to examine best...


Mar 16, 2018, 14:12 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statements Regarding Important Civil Rights Issues

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued four statements today: - Highlighting the need for the Department of Justice to reopen the...


Jan 29, 2018, 16:40 ET U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Public Briefing: An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces a public briefing on minority voting rights access on Friday, February 2, in Raleigh, North Carolina....


Jan 18, 2018, 10:19 ET U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Public Briefing: An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States

Continuing our legacy of influence on voting rights, the Commission will hold a public briefing in Raleigh, NC, as part of its ongoing assessment...


Jan 11, 2018, 09:35 ET U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: Public Education Funding Inequity in an Era of Increasing Concentration of Poverty and Resegregation

Today, January 11, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released Public Education Funding Inequity in an Era of Increasing Concentration of Poverty...


Jan 10, 2018, 13:07 ET Telephonic Press Call with Chair Catherine E. Lhamon and Commissioner Karen K. Narasaki

Tomorrow, January 11, at 1:00 pm EST, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will release Public Education Funding Inequity in an Era of Increasing...


Nov 29, 2017, 09:12 ET U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: "Working for Inclusion: Time for Congress to Enact Federal Legislation to Address Workplace Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans"

Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released "Working for Inclusion: Time for Congress to Enact Federal Legislation to Address Workplace...


Nov 28, 2017, 13:44 ET Telephonic Press Call with Chair Catherine E. Lhamon

Tomorrow, November 29, at 1:00 pm EST, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will release Working for Inclusion: Time for Congress to Enact Federal...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:29 ET The United States Commission on Civil Rights Releases its Report: Targeted Fines and Fees against Low-Income People of Color: Civil Rights and Constitutional Implications

Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released its report, Targeted Fines and Fees against Low-Income People of Color: Civil Rights and...


Sep 20, 2017, 10:30 ET Telephonic Press Call with Chair Catherine E. Lhamon and Vice Chair Patricia Timmons-Goodson: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 10:00 am EST

On September 21, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will release its annual enforcement report, "Targeted Fines and Fees against Low-Income...


Sep 11, 2017, 10:06 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Recognizes its 60th Anniversary and Issues Statements: Condemning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and Denouncing Pardon of Joe Arpaio

At its monthly meeting, a majority of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights approved two official statements. The statements relate to: -...


Sep 05, 2017, 13:24 ET August 2017 Activities, Briefings, and Reports: Advisory Committees of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces August 2017 activities of our Advisory Committees. Our Committees play an important role in civil...


Aug 18, 2017, 11:37 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Four Statements Regarding Important Civil Rights Issues

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued four official statements, which can be viewed under "Highlights" on the Commission's website. The...


Jul 28, 2017, 14:42 ET July 2017 Activities, Briefings, and Reports: State Advisory Committees of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces July activities of our Advisory Committees. Our Committees play an important role in civil rights...


Jun 21, 2017, 16:21 ET Recent Activities, Briefings, and Reports: State Advisory Committees of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces recent activities of our state Advisory Committees. Our Committees play an important role...


Jun 19, 2017, 13:11 ET U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Statement on Federal Civil Rights Enforcement and its Reports Planning for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, issued a statement expressing concern over the potential negative impact of the...


May 25, 2017, 10:09 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces the Appointment of Advisory Committee Members for Michigan and New Hampshire

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights congratulates the following individuals on their appointments as members of our state Advisory Committees. Our...


May 10, 2017, 16:30 ET U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Public Briefing: "Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption and the Effects on Communities"

On May 19, in Washington, the Commission will hold a public briefing: "Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption and the...


May 03, 2017, 17:09 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces the Appointment of Advisory Committee Members for Alaska and Arizona

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights congratulates the following individuals on their appointments as members of our state Advisory Committees. Our...


Apr 24, 2017, 15:48 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Two Statements: Expresses Concern with Immigrants' Access to Justice, and Urges DOJ to Work with Police Departments on Constitutional Policing

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, has issued two statements: expressing concern that enforcing immigration detainers in...


Apr 21, 2017, 09:08 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Public Briefing: Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption and the Effects on Communities

On May 19, in Washington, DC, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public briefing: Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of...


Mar 31, 2017, 12:16 ET Maine Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: "Human Trafficking in Maine"

The Maine Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released its report Human Trafficking in Maine, which discusses the state's...


Mar 27, 2017, 08:04 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces the Appointment of Advisory Committee Members for Four States

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights congratulates the following individuals on their appointments as members of our state Advisory Committees. The...


Mar 20, 2017, 17:10 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Condemning Recent Hate Incidents and Calling for Federal Action

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, issued a statement regarding reports of a significant number of hate incidents across the...


Mar 13, 2017, 15:28 ET South Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Meeting: The Subtle Effects of Racism in South Dakota

On Friday, March 24, 2017, the South Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a public panel session to...