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Premeditated public execution of #AnthonyLamarSmith illustrates racist system

Every detail of this case has implications on how people of color are disregarded, what our judicial system is turning into, and what over policing is doing to our communities.

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Statement on Trump Ending DACA

Today hurts. But it also shows that Trump does not understand who he is messing with.

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Statement on Florida Supreme Court Ruling on Gov. Scott’s Power Grab

No one can thwart the will of a people determined to effect change.

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Statement on White Extremist Rally and Terrorist Attack

Trump has encouraged violence against protestors in his rallies, and today was an extension of that hatred.

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Statement from Advancement Project on Pence-Kobach Commission Meeting

We should take down barriers to the ballot and make elections more fair and accessible.

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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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