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Racial Profiling: Face the Truth

Civil Rights, Human Rights Groups Call for Smart Police Strategies and Passage of Bill to End Racial Profiling

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The Rights Working Group joined civil liberties and civil rights advocates in calling today for passage of a bill that would end racial profiling by law enforcement at the local, state and federal level.

National Coalition Calls on Congress to Pass Bill Prohibiting Racial Profiling

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Rights Working Group, 202.591.3305, 202.557.4291
krushing@rightsworkinggroup.org

Nov. 4, 2011, Washington D.C. –Rights Working Group, a coalition of more than 320 organizations representing civil liberties, national security, immigrant and human rights advocates, urges Congress to prioritize the passing of legislation that would prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels.

Alabama’s HB 56: A Perspective from California

Guestblogger: Xiomara Corpeño, National Campaign Director for CHIRLA. Cross-posted from the Rights Working Group blog.
While we celebrate the victory of California Dream, we must also take action against the worst anti-immigrant law in the history of our country, Alabama’s HB56.

Alabama's HB 56: A Perspective from California

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While we celebrate the victory of California Dream, we must also take action against the worst anti-immigrant law in the history of our country, Alabama's HB56.

By Xiomara Corpeño, CHIRLA National Campaign Director

Immigration and Detention: Women’s Human Rights Across Borders


Cross- posted from our Bell Bajao blog. Written by Eesha Pandit, Breakthrough’s Women’s Rights Manager

New "Racial Profiling: Face the Truth" Campaign Materials

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Share these new educational materials with your members, communities, and allies. These resources provide an excellent analysis on how the issues we care about, from national security to the war on drugs to immigration enforcement, are linked to racial profiling. Use these resources in your organizing efforts to bring diverse communities together.

Each fact sheet is 2 pages and can be printed double-sided, in black & white or color:

Urgent: HB 56 Sign-On Letter to Naplitano, Sign by Nov. 4

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Sign your organization on to this letter asking DHS not to condone collaborate with Alabama law enforcement operating under HB 56.

 

Hysterical and spot on! Colbert says “I told you so” and highlights the value of migrant workers

Hysterical and spot on. Colbert tells Alabama “I Told You So,” and rips immigration law HB56 to shreds, highlighting the value of migrant workers-
According to government statistics, three-quarters of all crop workers working in American agriculture were born outside the United States, and at least 50% of the crop workers have not been authorized to work legally in the United States.

Twitter Chat About Securing Our Rights

Please join Rights Working Group’s Twitter Chat-- Nov. 1 at 3 pm ET/noon PT—to talk about securing our rights in this information-sharing era. Chat hashtag #SecureRights 

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We Must Secure Our Rights In This Era of Info Sharing

 

We live in a world where being without a cell phone, not having access to the Internet, email and social media seems unimaginable – both for work and play. But there’s a far less talked about darker side to the use of this technology, a world where information that we share over the web is being gathered by law enforcement agencies like the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the CIA and local and state police.