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Unfinished Business

In 2017, Black Women Still Face a Devastating Wage Gap

By Arielle Atherley, Policy Associate Today marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day we acknowledge the eight additional months Black women must work in order to make the same amount that White, non-Hispanic men made the year before. That’s ...


Title IX at 45: Where Do We Go From Here?

Today is the 45th anniversary of the enactment of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its most famous provision – Title IX. The law states that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation...


Trump’s Wall is an Infrastructure Issue – and it’s the Wrong One to Pursue

By Arielle Atherley and Cedric Lawson During the 2016 campaign, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump promised $1 trillion for American infrastructure, doubling his opponent’s plan. It’s now May 2017, and we have yet to see the administrati...


Atlanta’s Transportation Mess Has a Long History

By Abbey Meller Atlanta is at a crossroads in more ways than one. Both I-85 and I-20, the two busiest interstates in the Atlanta metro area, were damaged in the span of a few weeks. In the past six weeks, Atlanta has seen the infamous bridge fire ...


Transgender Students Face a lot of Discrimination, and the Trump Administration isn’t Helping

A new report authored by the Movement Advancement Project and GLSEN – in partnership with the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Education Association – outlines the discrimination and bullying that transgender students in ...


It’s 2017 and Equal Pay Still Isn’t a Thing for American Women

A few weeks ago, Melbourne, Australia publicized its recent update to their traffic signal system.  In a progressive attempt at “furthering equality,” the city added crosswalk lights depicting female symbols instead of the commonplace male figur...


Leadership Conference Announces Vanita Gupta as New President and CEO

Our sister organization, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, on Thursday announced that civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta had been chosen to assume the leadership of both organizations. The chairs of the two organizat...


11 Partner Organizations Just Launched Communities Against Hate

Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the launch of Communities Against Hate, an initiative of 11 prominent national organizations working together to address the distur...


Online Hate Speech is Pervasive. Here’s How to Start Combating it.

After a presidential campaign notable for its demonization of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities – and now under a presidency that is continuing that dangerous trend – some people are feeling more validated and emboldened than ever. On publ...


We Must Preserve Religious Freedom – But Not at the Expense of Others’ Rights

A year ago this week, we released “Striking a Balance: Advancing Civil and Human Rights While Preserving Religious Liberty” – a report that documents how the religious arguments commonly used today against LGBT equality have been used to oppo...


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