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Public Call on Civil Rights


If you are able, please take part in this public call on civil rights. The two Lakota girls who were brutalized by a Rapid City police officer certainly had their civil rights violated. This is a pattern of ongoing oppression. Let's make noise everywhere we possibly can. Details below.

Public Call with Chair Catherine E. Lhamon

Are Rights a Reality? Evaluating Federal Civil Rights Enforcement

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 10:45 am ET | 8:45 am MST


On November 21, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will release Are Rights a Reality? Evaluating Federal Civil Rights Enforcement, a report that examines federal government civil rights enforcement efforts in Fiscal Years 2016 through 2018. The Commission evaluated the key elements for effective civil rights enforcement, whether federal agencies have sufficient resources to fulfill their enforcement responsibilities, and, most importantly, whether the federal government satisfies its obligation to the American people to protect and vindicate their civil rights across issue areas such as education, employment, healthcare, housing, immigration, and access to justice.

The report discusses the civil rights enforcement record of thirteen Departments and agencies: the Departments of Justice; Education; Labor; Health and Human Services; Housing and Urban Development; Homeland Security; Transportation; Veterans Affairs; Agriculture; Treasury; Interior; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and the Environmental Protection Agency.

In November 2018, the Commission held a full-day public briefing, hearing from current and former senior federal government officials, academic and legal experts, advocates, and members of the public. We invite you to view the morning and afternoon panel sessions and the public comment session, and the briefing transcript.

Are Rights a Reality?, based on expert and public input, and research and analysis, will offer actionable recommendations to the President, Congress, and numerous federal agencies. The report will be available on our website on the day of the conference call.


Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights


Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 10:45 am ET | 8:45 a.m. MST


Public teleconference: Dial-in: 800-353-6461 | Call ID: 9391082

Callers will have the opportunity to ask questions about the report

Participants are encouraged to RSVP to

Established in 1957 by the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is the only independent, bipartisan federal agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters. Our 51 state Advisory Committees offer a broad perspective on civil rights concerns at state and local levels, and recommend actions to address them. The Commission: in our 7th decade, a continuing legacy of influence in civil rights.

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