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Advancement Project Statement on Verdict in Trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez

A police officer claiming to be in fear when encountering a Black person should not be enough to justify taking a life.

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Civil Rights Groups to File Appeal to Affirm Right to Vote in Louisiana

“At stake in this case is more than just the legal interpretation of the Louisiana constitution; the case also asks the moral question: which Louisianans deserve to have a voice?”

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Groups Challenge Missouri Photo ID Law in Court

Missouri’s restrictive photo ID law was designed to make it harder for people to vote.

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U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Finds Persistent Racial Disparities in School Discipline and Policing

The OCR data confirms what the community has long assessed; there is a war on Black youth through increased police presence and occupation of their schools.

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Missouri Voter Protection Coalition Denounces Ashcroft’s Attack on Right to Vote

Missouri’s photo ID restriction is unnecessary, it is costly, it is confusing, and invariably this law will cut people out.

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Statement from Advancement Project on Rejection of Muslim and Refugee Ban

The Muslim and refugee ban is a clear example of how the Trump administration uses the politics of fear and hate to enact its xenophobic agenda.

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DHS Raids Ignore Blatant Civil Rights Abuse and Fuels Hypercriminalization and Mass Incarceration

As President Obama prepares to leave office, he is solidifying his tarnished legacy when it comes to incarcerating families in need of safety.

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Advancement Project’s Statement on Executive Order Establishing “Election Integrity” Advisory Commission

The real fraud is the attempt by opponents of voting rights – following this administration’s lead – to kill the right to vote.

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In Letter, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition Demands Ashcroft Stop Endangering Voters’ Access to Ballot

Unless there is much more guidance and outreach to voters, the photo ID law will keep valid voters from accessing their right to vote.

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United in Resistance, Moving Towards Victory

Led by those taking to the streets on May Day and in the future, we will finish the fight. Together, we will overcome the last stand of white supremacy.

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Voting Rights Victory in Florida: State Supreme Court Clears Rights Restoration Initiative for 2018 Ballot

This is a victory for anyone who believes in democracy and in the notion of second chances.

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Civil Rights Organizations Call for Accountability in Police Assault of Woodland Hills, PA Student

There is a fundamental mismatch between the nurturing school climate students need to learn and grow, and the culture of policing, a culture primarily tasked with law enforcement.

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