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Advocates File Lawsuit Urging Florida Secretary of State Detzner to Extend Voter Registration Deadline In Wake of Hurricane Michael

Advancement Project's national office is suing the state of Florida seeking a statewide extension of the voter registration deadline to Tuesday, October 16.

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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty of Second Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald

Today, a jury found Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm in the murder 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. Advancement Project’s national office released the following statement:

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Florida’s Black Neighborhoods Burdened by Lower Socio-Economic Conditions Linked to Returning Citizens’ Voting Disenfranchisement

Our new report shows a link between the numbers of Returning Citizens and lower-income levels, employment and education rates, and higher child poverty rates in Black neighborhoods

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Trump Administration Targets Children & Families in Communities of Color in Latest Immigration Regulation

Changes to Public Charge Could Put Health and Immigration Status at Risk for Millions

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Advancement Project mourns the loss of long-time Board member, Attorney Sheila Thomas

Sheila Thomas was a staunch civil rights advocate who refused to sit on the sidelines.

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Banning Muslims is Wrong; Ruling Leaves Door Open for Increased Bigotry and Intolerance

The Supreme Court has endorsed fear mongering and racism.

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Trump Executive Order Cannot Hide Immoral Crisis of Criminalization of Migration

We must end the criminalization of migration.

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Partisan Gerrymandering Still a Threat to Communities of Color

Gerrymandering is an intentional effort to maneuver the district lines in ways that limit the political voice of people of color.

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Advancement Project Decries Call for More School Police in Response to Santa Fe High School Shooting

Research supports the use of mental health professionals like counselors, restorative justice programs, and other alternatives to police.

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Voting Rights Watchdogs Ask Court To Protect Missouri Voters Before Elections

Missouri Secretary of State, Department of Revenue in Knowing, Ongoing Violation of the National Voter Registration Act

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Advancement Project Demands Action to Dismantle School-to-Prison Pipeline

New National Data Confirms Racial Disparities in School Pushout

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