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Advancement Project Turns 20

 

6–10 p.m. EST*

THIS IS NOT A GALA—It's a movement!

We put together the racial justice event of the year!

Advancement Project National Office celebrated 20 years of progressive racial justice movement work with an event beyond any gala. Hundreds came out and joined our attorneys, organizers, grassroots partners and influencers in racial justice sports, culture, arts, and entertainment as we celebrated with great food, performances, and more.

This was for the people!

If you missed it, or just want to relive the night's moments, check out the gallery below.

*By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions.

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Inspiring Women Who Fought and Won the Closing of an Atlanta Jail

By Vanessa Reis After her last stint in jail which led to losing 18 job offers, impacted advocate-turned-heroine Marilynn Winn helped close a jail. It wasn’t all in a day’s work, but she got the job done. Marilynn Winn and other formerly incarcerated women at the advocacy organization Winn founded, Women on the Rise, succeeded in their battle to close the Atlanta City Detention Center. In May 2019, these women made history along with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who signed legislation to close the jail and repurpose it as a center for services and resources…

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Puente Human Rights Movement and Advancement Project National Office Call On Arizona Governor, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies to Release All People From Incarceration, End Flow Of New People Into Jail, Prison, and Immigration Detention Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Citing the global health pandemic, civil rights organization urge state officials to release incarcerated people PHOENIX, AZ–In a letter sent to state officials March 19, Puente Human Rights Movement and Advancement Project National Office are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona Immigration & Customs Enforcement & Removal Operations (ICE ERO), the Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC), and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to protect the lives of vulnerable community members by immediately releasing all people from incarceration and ending the flow of new people into jail, prison, and immigration detention systems amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The letter, which was…

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Racial Justice Organizations Issue Statement on Second Florida Ruling Denying Extension of Vote-By-Mail Deadline Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

CONTACT Jeralyn Cave, Advancement Project National Office, [email protected], (202) 921-7321 Shanae Bass, Demos, [email protected] Christiaan Perez, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, [email protected], (212) 739-7581 Litigation is still ongoing to seek accommodations for future elections TALLAHASSEE, FL—On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, a U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Florida denied a second motion filed by a group of racial justice organizations to protect the right to vote of all Floridians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Advancement Project National Office, Demos, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF filed the latest motion on Tuesday on behalf of Dream Defenders, New Florida Majority,…

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Civil Rights Organizations File Lawsuit to Extend Florida Primary Election Vote-By-Mail Deadline Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

CONTACT Jeralyn Cave, Advancement Project National Office, [email protected], (202) 921-7321 Shanae Bass, Demos, [email protected] Christiaan Perez, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, [email protected], (212) 739-7581 Group wants vote-by-mail deadline extended to March 27, citing state’s failure to make accommodation for those impacted by the current public health crisis TALLAHASSEE, FL—Civil rights organizations have filed a renewed petition in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida against Governor Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to require the state to extend the vote-by-mail deadline for Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Primary in Florida in the wake of the…

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Racial Justice Organizations Issue Statement on Florida Ruling Denying Emergency Voter Accommodations Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

CONTACT Jeralyn Cave, [email protected] 202-728-9557 TALLAHASSEE, FL—On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Judge Robert Hinkle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida denied a motion filed by a coalition of racial justice organizations to protect the right to vote of all Floridians impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The complaint, filed by Dream Defenders, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida represented by Advancement Project National Office, Demos, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF, requested Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel Lee extend the deadline to request and submit Vote-by-Mail ballots, extend early voting, and allowing…

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Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Discrimination Against Asian Americans and Urge Unity in Responding to Coronavirus Pandemic

Contact: Elana Needle / [email protected] / 201-248-9724   WASHINGTON—The nation’s leading civil rights and racial justice organizations issued a joint urgent call to action against racism and discrimination targeting Asian Americans related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “As our nation grapples with the coronavirus, we are deeply concerned that recent incidents of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans threaten our collective public safety. In recent weeks, Asian Americans have been subjected to violent attacks, discrimination against their businesses and xenophobic portrayal by the media and our elected leaders. We are often reminded of the xenophobic history of our nation—from…

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Civil Rights Organizations File Lawsuit to Ensure Floridians Impacted by COVID-19 Can Participate in Presidential Primary Election

CONTACT Jeralyn Cave, Advancement Project National Office, [email protected], (202) 921-7321 Shanae Bass, Demos, [email protected] Christiaan Perez, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, [email protected], (212) 739-7581   TALLAHASSEE—Today, a coalition of racial justice organizations filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida against Governor Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee for refusing to make reasonable voting accommodations for Floridians impacted by COVID-19. In a motion submitted by Dream Defenders, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, Advancement Project National Office, Demos, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF plaintiffs allege the state’s failure to extend vote-by-mail deadlines, adjust…

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Racial Justice Orgs to FL Governor Ron DeSantis: Make Emergency Accommodations for Presidential Primary Election Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

CONTACT Jeralyn Cave, Advancement Project National Office, [email protected] (202) 921-7321 Shanae Bass, Demos, [email protected] Civil Rights Organizations Threaten Legal Action to Ensure All Voters Can Participate in FL Presidential Primary Election TALLAHASSEE, FL—Yesterday, a coalition of racial justice organizations filed a letter with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee, demanding immediate changes to the state’s upcoming Presidential Primary Election procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter, submitted by Dream Defenders, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, Advancement Project National Office, and Demos requests accommodations for voters statewide and threatens legal action…

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Letter to the State of Florida

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee Department of State R.A. Gray Building 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250 [email protected] (850) 245-6500 Governor Ron DeSantis State of Florida The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 [email protected] (850) 717-9337 Dear Governor DeSantis and Secretary Lee: Dream Defenders, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida, Advancement Project National Office, and Dēmos are writing to express our concern about the impact of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic on the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary this Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We understand that…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders and Over 260 Civil Rights Organizations Call on Congress to Denounce Anti-Asian Racism around COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Washington, DC— As cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continue to rise in the U.S., so too do incidents of anti-Asian racism towards Asian American families and businesses. As of March 10, there have been more than 110,000 cases worldwide, 1000 of which are in the U.S. NCAPA, along with over 260 organizations, sent a letter to House and Senate leadership to call for unity and publicly denounce the racist and xenophobic attacks on Asian Americans. A link to the letter can be found here: The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) issued the following statement: “While…

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