Across the country, courts are being asked to dismantle hard-fought wins by punching holes in laws protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination.
From healthcare access to free lunch programs, here’s what’s been happening.⬇️
Racial bias in media has the power to harm Black, Indigenous and other communities of color and exacerbate systemic racism.
Passively accepting racism in the media or anywhere else only worsens the harm. We must root out racism in all its forms. https://t.co/tCOssIlyAd
In Moore v. Harper, the Supreme Court will evaluate independent state legislature theory, which would give full power to partisan majority state legislatures to determine how votes for federal elections are cast and counted. https://t.co/wB68tzMrge
Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in an attempt to undermine a Colorado civil rights law that ensures same-sex couples cannot be turned away from businesses because of who they are.
This case is the latest in a coordinated attack on our civil rights laws.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a long overdue bill that would protect pregnant people in the workplace.
No one should have to sacrifice a healthy pregnancy for a paycheck.
Congress must take action and pass PWFA before adjourning in December. https://t.co/LSOOBFrBQX
The Electoral Count Reform Act would ensure the Electoral College votes tallied by Congress reflect the election results of each state's popular vote.
This legislation is crucial in protecting our democracy. https://t.co/XYo2L8zawg
San Francisco's decision to allow killer robots on the street is dangerous and genuinely terrifying, especially for vulnerable communities who have historically been discriminated against by law enforcement. https://t.co/w49xMqz5kK
"My son just wants to look in the mirror and see the person that he is on the inside staring back at him so he can go about his day."
Trans youth shouldn't have to fight so hard just to live. https://t.co/4RVZRiw7ob
School dress codes often enforce rigid gender norms and racist stereotypes — and Black students especially face the harshest penalties.
We have the right to express ourselves through our hair and our clothes.
If the Biden administration thinks they can simply substitute Title 42 for a different unlawful Trump-era transit ban on asylum seekers, they're sorely mistaken — and we'll see them in court if they try.
No one should have to choose between a healthy pregnancy and a paycheck.
Tell Congress to protect pregnant workers and pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act before they adjourn in December. https://t.co/lxc8Lw7uhY
We're calling on Congress to condemn the Insular Cases, which prevent millions of people in US territories from accessing the same constitutional rights and protections as residents of the states. https://t.co/m51Ra1uQTo
Abortion bans force us to choose between carrying a pregnancy against our will or pulling together the resources to travel across state lines for care.
We deserve access to the health care we need, where we are.
Across the country, rap lyrics are on trial as judges have deemed songs to be admissible evidence in court.
Listen in on At Liberty as we break down the implicit bias involved and the implications for our First Amendment rights.
Clemency can be a powerful tool to correct injustice and provide second chances to people harmed by the criminal legal system.
Join us today at 4:30 PM ET as we convene with experts, government officials, and advocates to discuss clemency: https://t.co/C0iOp08kvN
🖕 Noriana Radwan has the same right to raise her middle finger after a game as any male athlete.
🖕Title IX holds that colleges can’t discipline women athletes more harshly than their peers — and a federal court agrees. https://t.co/PnJuCp8whE
Private companies with abysmal human rights records continue to rake in billions through the needless detention of immigrants.
For-profit immigration detention is cruel and it must end.
The midterm elections made clear what we know to be true: An overwhelming amount of people want to protect reproductive freedom in this country.
Together, we'll keep fighting to make abortion accessible for ALL. https://t.co/bodgdDbtSg
🚨 🚨 RELEASED TODAY: In partnership with leading civil rights organizations, @CenDemTech today published new recommendations and guidance to ensure that tools used to make employment decisions are fair & equitable.
BREAKING: We filed a federal civil rights complaint against Border Patrol for colluding with Texas law enforcement.
25% of arrests in August under Texas’ anti-immigrant Operation Lone Star involved collusion—even though Border Patrol has no authority to carry out state arrests.
Help voters get to the polls and make their voices heard in GA’s Senate runoff. We’re calling GA voters to remind them of this high-stakes election. Volunteer & we’ll send you everything you need to get started making calls to voters. Sign up here: https://t.co/NfPCT2apUZ
The NYPD already operates as a quasi-military force with a full suite of spy tech and little oversight.
Joining Neighbors so they can "crowdsource surveillance and suspicion" will only expand their capacity for racial profiling and wrongful arrests. @JustAskDonnahttps://t.co/iwUml1V8MH
1/As many New Yorkers struggle to find housing and desperately needed medical care, Mayor Adams is calling to expand the authority of Kendra’s Law to force people into hospitals, even if they don’t meet the medical criteria for involuntary hospitalization.
"They're not going to win their legitimacy back by making speeches, they're going to win their legitimacy back by acting like judges." ACLU Legal Director @DavidColeACLU talks SCOTUS on the latest Beyond the Scenes
Georgia voters, mark these #GARunoff dates on your calendar:
11/28 - early voting begins
12/2 - early voting ends
12/6 - Election Day
Early voting has already started in some counties. Check out this list for times/locations in your county: https://t.co/182MNHjVP6https://t.co/WdGZQzjj5C
ICE is wasting millions of dollars detaining asylum seekers in inhumane conditions, allowing a private prison company to line its pockets with taxpayer dollars. ICE must end its Torrance detention contract today. https://t.co/7Yj5sTJwRy
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act:
✅ Is vital for workers' health
✅ Protects families from serious financial hardship
✅ Helps assure equal opportunity for pregnant workers
No one should be forced to choose between their job and a healthy pregnancy. #ProtectPregnantWorkershttps://t.co/O9pGVU1jGL
We were at the Supreme Court Tuesday because you voted no on Amendment 2, leaving the door open to restore abortion access.
ACLU-KY Interim Executive Director Amber Duke said your vote "was a crucial step for us to continue our legal fight." Thank you. https://t.co/7cYBtIAzyN
In 2021 @RepJudyChu, @CAPAC & I held a Congressional roundtable exposing racial profiling of Chinese American scientists like Sherry Chen, whose career was upended by false espionage accusations. This historic settlement vindicates her in a powerful rebuke to AAPI discrimination. https://t.co/0LIyFLMIpV
Sherry Chen was falsely accused of spying for China and unjustly prosecuted by our government. Have long been pushing for accountability for the repeated misconduct in her case. Pleased to see the news of this settlement for Ms. Chen. https://t.co/02DlVD5oXK
VICTORY — Today, voters made it clear that Nevadans want to make our elections more accessible, not less. By voting with our values, Nevada, we strengthened our belief in this country and future elections.
BREAKING: The Biden administration just announced an extension of TPS for more than 300,000 people at risk of losing their protected status because of Trump’s racist terminations. This is an important victory, but an interim one. https://t.co/PeuANNAFfY