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Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund cite: (aaldef.org): Works to protect and promote the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy and community education.
Human Rights Campaign cite: (hrc.org): Largest national lesbian and gay political organization that lobbies Congress, provides campaign support to candidates for federal office, and works to educate the public on a range of issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans, including workplace, family and discrimination issues.
Lambda Legal Defense cite: (lambdalegal.org): A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
Get Busy, Get Equal: cite: (aclu.org): Take advantage of one a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make significant changes in the way America treats LGBT people
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law cite: (lawyerscomm.org): Nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that involves the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination through litigation and public policy advocacy. Primary focus has been on issues of racial justice and economic opportunity and on representing the interests of African Americans in particular, other racial and ethnic minorities, and other victims of discrimination, where doing so can help to secure justice for all racial and ethnic minorities.
Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund cite: (maldef.org): Non-profit Latino litigation, advocacy, and educational outreach institution in the US. Fostering sound public policies, laws, and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 35 million Latinos living in the US. Primary focus in the areas of employment, education, immigration, political access/redistricting, language, and equity in the allocation of public resources.
The National Urban League cite: (nul.org): Enabling African-Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power, and civil rights. It has affiliates in 100 US cities in 34 states. Virtual library contains a variety of reports and speeches.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) cite: (naacp.org):
Principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States.
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund cite: (prldef.org): On behalf of Puerto Ricans and the wider Latino community, PRLDEF seeks to: secure, promote and protect civil and human rights; attain full civic participation, engagement and empowerment; preserve a healthy and vibrant Latino culture; realize Latino participation in a strong civil society that enjoys fully-developed community-based institutions; ensure Latino access to the legal and other professions; achieve educational excellence; and become a recognized and respected leader in national civil rights and international human rights communities.
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