2012 Press Releases

Civil Rights Groups Join Members of Congress to Urge Passage of Anti-Racial Profiling Legislation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sameera Hafiz, Policy Director, shafiz@rightsworkinggroup.org
 
July 30, 2013, Washington, D.C --  Today, numerous civil rights and human rights organizations joined members of Congress Tuesday to express full support for a bill that would prohibit racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies.

RWG Welcomes President Obama's Comments on Racial Profiling; Urges Strong Federal Action to Stop Racial Profiling in All its Forms

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July 24, 2013, Washington, D.C – Rights Working Group welcomes President Barack Obama’s decision to comment Friday on racial profiling and racial disparities in the criminal justice system in the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman.  Rights Working Group was encouraged by his acknowledgement of the need for federal action to address these problems.

Disturbed by Outcome of Zimmerman Trial, RWG Calls on the DOJ to Continue Its Civil Rights Investigation into the Death of Trayvon Martin

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July 15, 2013, Washington, D.C. – The acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin raises deep concerns about racial profiling and; the criminalization, marginalization and stereotyping of black men and boys; and the ability of the justice system to function effectively in cases involving African Americans and other people of color.

On the Passage of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

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On the Passage of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Director, krushing@rightsworkinggroup, (c) 202.557.4291
 

Corker-Hoeven Amendment: A Huge Price to Pay for Immigration Reform

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Rights Working Group Urges New York City Council to Ban Stop-and Frisk Policies and Police Surveillance By Supporting the Community Safety Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Director, krushing@rightsworkinggroup, (c) 202.557.4291

June 24, 2013, Washington, D.C. -- Rights Working Group urges New York City Council members to vote in favor of a package of bills, the Community Safety Act, aimed at ending discriminatory policing in New York.

RWG Condemns the Corker Border Deal For Irresponsibly Militarizing the Border While Failing to Include Needed Human Rights Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Director, krushing@rightsworkinggroup, (c) 202.557.4291

Washington, D.C., June 24, 2013 -- Rights Working Group firmly rejects the Corker border deal to revise the pending Senate immigration reform legislation because it unreasonably militarizes the border, ramps up immigration enforcement measures, and fails to include necessary oversight mechanisms to protect human rights or prevent ongoing abuses of power, including racial profiling.

Senator Cardin Proposes Amendments to Fix Prohibition of Racial Profiling in Immigration Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Director, krushing@rightsworkinggroup, (c) 202.557.4291

June 20, 2013, Washington, D.C.-Two amendments to the senate’s immigration reform bill, S. 744, have been offered by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) to fix  protections against racial profiling and discrimination in immigration enforcement.

Gowdy's Misnamed Safe Act Poses Threat to U.S. System of Justice, Due Process and Human Rights

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