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July 7, 2021 Re:   Coalition Letter Urging Congress Against Strengthening Qualified Immunity and Limiting Employer Liability for Law Enforcement Agencies                                                                                                  …
A protester is hit with a baton by San Jose police, Friday, May 29, 2020, in San Jose, California, as more demonstrations take place nationally after George Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day.
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Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden: We, the 105 undersigned organizations, write to express our alarm and disappointment that your administration is…
A migrant family crosses the border into El Paso, Texas, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.
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It is long past time for Congress to end qualified immunity and reform government employer liability

June 21, 2021 Following the end of the Civil War, Congress enacted Section 1983 to enforce the guarantees of the Fourteenth Amendment and ensure that government officials would be held accountable when they acted unlawfully. But over 50 years ago, the…
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Call for a Meaningful Opportunity to Return Home for Those Unjustly Deported

Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas U.S. Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 Dear Secretary Mayorkas: The National Immigrant Justice Center, We Are Home campaign, and the 85 undersigned organizations urge you to establish…
Migrants seeking asylum wait in line with their case paperwork to meet with an attorney on Oct. 5, 2019, during a weekly trip by volunteers, lawyers, paralegals and interpreters to the migrant campsite outside El Puente Nuevo in Matamoros, Mexico.
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Put Human Rights at Center of Upcoming Migration Management Talks

June 4, 2021   Vice President Kamala Harris The White House Office of the Vice President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC  20050 Dear Vice President Harris, We write to urge you to put human rights at the center of your upcoming dialogues…
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Legislation to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Would Advance Racial Justice, Equity

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Steny Hoyer Majority Leader  H-107, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader…
Supporters hold flags near the Capitol in Washington, DC, during a rally in favor of marijuana legalization on April 24, 2017.
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Immigration is a Racial Justice Issue

Susan Rice Director, Domestic Policy Council Dana Remus White House Counsel Danielle Conley Deputy Counsel, Office of White House Counsel Tona Boyd Special Counsel, Office of White House Counsel Lauren Moore Associate Counsel, Office of White House…
Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, right, watch as President Joe Biden signs an executive order on immigration in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, February 2, 2021.
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End Opposition to Reversal of Non-Unanimous Jury Convictions

Ellen F. Rosenblum, Attorney General Oregon Department of Justice 1162 Court Street, NE Salem, OR 97301-4096 May 24, 2021 Sent via email and FedEx Dear Attorney General Rosenblum: Thank you for responding to our letter calling on you to withdraw your…
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Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005

To Whom it May Concern: We are writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to submit comments and recommendations to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), urging the agency to ensure that workers are protected from retaliation,…
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Families of Victims of Police Brutality, Civil Society Groups Write to Ensure Effective Accountability and Follow-up to HRC Resolution 43/1

Re: The UN Human Rights Council’s role to ensure effective accountability and follow-up to HRC Resolution 43/1 Dear Excellencies, The families of victims of police violence and undersigned civil society organizations write with regard to the follow up…
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Families of Victims of Police Brutality, Civil Society Groups Write to Ensure Effective Accountability and Follow-up to HRC Resolution 43/1

10 May 2021 H.E. Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland Re: The UN Human Rights Council’s role to ensure effective accountability and follow-up to HRC Resolution…
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Measure Would Help to Ensure Meaningful Accountability Measures in the Senate Version of the Justice in Policing Act of 2021

May 10, 2021 The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20004 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20004 Re: End qualified immunity to ensure meaningful accountability measures in the…
Police officers wait while people experiencing homelessness collect their belongings during a sweep of their encampment under a San Francisco, California freeway, March 1, 2016.
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Legislation Would Restore SNAP and TANF Access for Individuals with a Past Felony Drug Conviction

April 22, 2021 Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned organizations, write to urge you to support the Making Essentials Affordable and Lawful (MEAL) Act. This legislation would immediately repeal the lifetime ban on individuals with a past felony…
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Class-wide Scheduling Would Exacerbate Pretrial Detention, Mass Incarceration and Racial Disparities in the Prison System

Chairman Richard Durbin Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Member Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Chairman Jerrold…
A view of the Capitol Building in Washington October 15, 2013.