Welcome to Rights Working Group, a diverse coalition of more than 350 local state and national organizations that works strenuously to protect the civil liberties and human rights of everyone irrespective or race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.
The bulk of our organization's work involves The Racial Profiling: Face the Truth campaign, which seeks to create policy changes and laws that would prohibit racial profiling on the state, local and national level.
We would love to have your support if you agree with our mission and ask that you consider subscribing so you can receive our newsletter and e-alerts, which would keep you updated about our work and actions you can take part in.
Organizations are invited to join our coalition and use our tools and resources to fight racial profiling in your state, town or city and assist Rights Working Group in winning policy reform and passing federal legislation that would ban racial profiling nationwide.
This year, we brought advocates from around the country to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress to advocate for the End Racial Profiling Act . We met with members of the Obama administration, calling for reforms of The 2003 Department of Justice Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.
In response to Arizona’s SB1070 racial profiling law, we called on the Obama administration and the Department of Homeland Security to end formal and informal local and state partnerships such as Secure Communities and 287g in states like Arizona and other states where similar racial profiling laws were passed.
We have been working with our members to prevent racial profiling laws, like SB1070, from being passed in other states while working to help get new laws banning racial profiling passed on the state level.
We've also begun focusing on the convergence of national security, immigration enforcement and criminal justice agencies that are engaging in surveillance and data-gathering through new the use of new technology and threatening our rights to privacy and equal protection of the laws.
We are now preparing for the work that will carry us through 2013 and will do considerable planning at our National Membership Meeting, Nov. 12-13, in Seattle, Wa., which is being co-hosted by One America. We will bring together a broad range of speakers, hold plenary sessions and workshops to address and connect work around racial profiling, border justice, surveillance and immigration enforcement. We will educate one another about the different issue members are working on and help strengthen relationships and form meaningful alliances.
We hope to see you there!