Category Archives: civil rights

Call for Faith Groups to Sign-on in Support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), Individuals to Write Letters in Support of ENDA

The proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is designed to ensure the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans in the workplace. There is currently no federal law that bars employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Toomey to Support Employment Non-Discrimination (ENDA)

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org/): When the federal government gets back to work, they could vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) very soon. That’s why we are joining with the HRC to let Sen. Toomey know that a majority of … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Camp—August 19-24, Pittsburgh

2013 Bayard Rustin Lecture Series An Intensive for Males ages 10-20 August 19-24, 2013 Includes Lectures, trip to Washington, DC for the 50th anniversary celebration of the March On Washington Registration now open $150.00 To register: (412) 983-8895, BAYARDRUSTINPGH@YAHOO.COM, or … Continue reading

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Spirits United Interfaith Service—July 28, Harrisburg

Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:00 pm MCC of the Spirit 2973 Jefferson Street Harrisburg, PA 17110 Come and join us! “It Gets Better as We Celebrate the Colors of the Rainbow” 

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How the Supreme Court Decision on the Voting Rights Act Affects Pennsylvania

From the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (http://www.pilcop.org/): The United States Supreme Court held today in Shelby County v. Holder, a 5-4 ruling, that affects Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  The Court holds the law unconstitutional and that … Continue reading

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Say No to House Substitute for Senate’s Bipartisan VAWA

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Please call your U.S. House member (202-224-3121) and urge him/her to Vote NO on the House Republican substitute for the bi-partisan Senate VAWA bill (S.47; http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s47). The House bill intentionally … Continue reading

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Awakenings (from Eyes on the Prize Series)—February 20, Philadelphia

From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (http://www.philaup.org/): Wednesday, February 20, 2PM 112 N. Broad 2nd Floor, Philadelphia Showing the film Awakenings from the Eyes on the Prize Series The beginnings of the Civil Rights movement including the murder of Emmett Till … Continue reading

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Call for Justice in Civil and Human Rights—January 30, Conference call

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Please join The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for our first Calling for Justice national conference call of the year: The Next Chapter: Civil and Human Rights Priorities … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): As we mark the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a national day of service, urge members of Congress to pass the Violence Against Women Act … Continue reading

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