Recent Press Releases and Advisories

2016

09/14/16 La Comisión Estadounidense de los Derechos Civiles Publica Su Informe: El Aumento de Cumplimiento de la Sección 7 de la Ley Nacional de Registro de Votantes
09/09/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: Increasing Compliance with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act
09/07/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights releases report entitled Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties
08/23/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Will Examine the Confinement Conditions of Incarcerated Women Who Are under the Care of the Bureau of Prisons (PDF)
08/22/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Three Statements Regarding Important Civil Rights Issues (PDF)
08/03/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Welcoming the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (PDF)
07/22/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Expressing Disappointment over the Supreme Court’s Ruling on the DAPA and DACA Case (PDF)
07/20/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases a Statement Welcoming the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (PDF)
07/19/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Offers Our Condolences and Grieves with the Families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Police Officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa (PDF)
07/18/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Honoring Justice Thurgood Marshall (PDF)
06/21/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Requesting Pardon of Jack Johnson (PDF)
06/21/16 The U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Statement Requesting The Posthumous Pardon Of John Arthur "Jack" Johnson (PDF)
06/20/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statements in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month 2016 and the joint guidance on transgender student protections provided by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Justice (PDF)
06/20/16 The U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Statement Regarding The Observation Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Pride Month 2016 (PDF)
06/20/16 The U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Statement Supporting Joint Guidance Issued By The Department Of Education's Office For Civil Rights And The Department Of Justice Regarding Protections Of Transgender Students (PDF)
06/14/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by a Unanimous Vote Joins the Nation in Mourning the Horrific Loss of Life in Orlando, Florida (PDF)
03/01/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Letter to All Members of U.S. Congress Requesting Their Support For The Fair Day in Court for Kids (PDF)
05/16/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Panelists for Briefing on the Topic of Public Education Funding Inequality in an Era of Increasing Concentration of Poverty and Resegregation (PDF)
05/04/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces West Virginia State Advisory Committee Appointments (PDF)
05/04/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Maine State Advisory Committee Appointments (PDF)
05/04/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Massachusetts State Advisory Committee Appointments (PDF)
05/04/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Virginia State Advisory Committee Appointments (PDF)
04/26/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Date for Briefing Related to its Report, Public Education Funding Inequality in an Era of Increasing Concentration of Poverty and Resegregation (PDF)
04/18/16 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Condemning Recent State Laws and Pending Proposals Targeting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (PDF)
03/22/16 U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Letter to Vanita Gupta (PDF)
03/14/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Press Release Regarding Letter to Health and Human Services Regarding Child Care Subsidies Distribution in the State of Mississippi (PDF)
03/11/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Panelists for Briefing Related to Municipal Policing and Courts: A Search for Justice or a Quest for Revenue (PDF)
02/09/16 IL Advisory Committee environmental justice (PDF)
03/02/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Date for Briefing Related to its Report, Municipal Policing and Courts: A Search for Justice or a Quest for Revenue (PDF)
03/01/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Letter to All Members of U.S. Requesting Their Support For The Fair Day in Court for Kids (PDF)
02/17/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Panelists for Briefing Related to Quiet Crisis: Federal Funding and Unmet Needs In Indian Country, 2016 Update (PDF)
02/04/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Remembers Mrs. Rosa Parks (PDF)
02/03/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Observes National African-American History Month (PDF)
01/27/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to conclude briefing related to environmental justice for minority communities on Feb. 5, 2016 (PDF)
01/22/16 Letter to U.S. President and DHS Secretary Requesting the Cessation of ICE Raids Involving Central American Refugees (PDF)
01/22/16 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Observes the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.(PDF)
01/22/16 Commission to hold briefing on environmental justice for minority communities on Jan. 22, 2016 (PDF)

2015

12/18/15 Letter opposing the introduction of legislation that prohibits the Department of Education from requiring that schools allow transgender students to use locker rooms or restrooms that match their gender identity
11/23/15 Commission requests DOJ investigation into questionable spying prosecution of Chinese American scientists
11/23/15 Commission mourns the passing of recent EEOC Chairwoman Jacqueline Berrien
11/23/15 Commission issues statement supporting affirmative action in Fisher v. Univ. of Texas
11/19/15 Commission issues statement supporting University of Texas admissions policy
10/16/15 Commission issues proclamation honoring Professor Carl Auerbach on his 100th birthday for his work contributing to the creation of the Commission on Civil Rights
09/17/15 U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report on Condition in Immigration Detention Centers and Family Detainees
08/11/15 OK Advisory Committee to hear testimony on school - to -prison pipeline in the state
08/11/15 MO Advisory Committee to hold second public meeting on police - Community Relations in the State
08/11/15 West Virginia SAC to examine treatment of mentally ill in West Virginia
08/06/15 Commission celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
07/20/15 Commission announces 2016 enforcement report on environmental justice
07/08/15 Commission issues letters to Attorney General Lynch and Texas expressing concern about alleged denials of birth certificates to children of undocumented immigrants in Texas
06/30/15 Commission Welcomes the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality
06/30/15 Commission welcomes the Supreme Court ruling on disparate impact in the Fair Housing Act
05/15/15 Commission to hold two-day briefing on Impact of Federal Financial Aid Programs on Minority Student College Enrollment
03/31/15 Commission observes Cesar Chavez Day
03/30/15 Commission to hold NYC briefing on police practices and use of force April 20, 2015
03/04/15 Commission commemorates 50th anniversary of the Selma march
02/03/15 Commission appoints members to Michigan Advisory Committee
02/02/15 Commission letter to President requests national holiday to recognize Fred Korematsu
01/30/15 Commission announces new Vice Chair Patricia Timmons-Goodson
01/27/15 MO SAC to hold meeting in St. Louis on police community relations
01/09/15 Commission appoints members of Indiana Advisory Committee

2014

12/19/14 NY SAC releases report on solitary confinement of youth in NY
11/21/14 U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Commends President Obama on Issuance of Immigration Accountability Executive Action
10/08/14 Florida SAC releases report on ex-felon voting rights
10/08/14 Tennessee SAC releases report on ex-felon voting rights
10/03/14 Commission announces October 17, 2014 briefing in Florida on Stand Your Ground laws
09/02/14 MO SAC statement on events in Ferguson
09/02/14 Georgia SAC releases immigration report
8/15/2014 Commission urges AG Holder to act on Ferguson MO
07/29/14 La Comisión de los Derechos Civiles de EE. UU. anuncia una carta al Presidente
07/17/14 US Commission on Civil Rights to hold briefing July 25 on sexual harassment law
07/01/14 Commission appoints Kansas SAC members
07/01/14 Commission's proclamation on the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
06/13/14 Commission appoints Utah SAC members
05/28/14 Commission appoints Vermont SAC members
05/28/14 Commission appoints Connecticut SAC members
05/16/14 Commission Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
03/31/14 Commission Recommends National Holidays for Cesar Chavez and Fred Korematsu
03/31/14 Letter to the President Requesting National Cesar Chavez Day
03/31/14 Letter to the President Requesting National Fred Korematsu Day
03/27/14 U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Appoints Georgia State Advisory Committee Members
03/05/14 Commission to hold March 14 briefing on patient dumping
02/03/14 Commission on Civil Rights Appoints Delaware State Advisory Committee Members
01/28/14 Commission to hold briefing on patient dumping on February 14, 2014
01/24/14 Commission views as positive DoD rule change on Sikh and other religious expression in the military
01/20/14 Commission celebrates the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday
01/14/14 Commission appoints North Dakota State Advisory Committee members

2013

10/18/13 Commission Releases Annual Statutory Report on Sexual Assault in the Military
09/18/13 Illinois State Advisory Committee to hold Sept. 23 meeting on immigration reform bill
09/16/13 Commission announces Tennessee State Advisory Committee appointments
09/16/13 District of Columbia State Advisory Committee to hold Human Trafficking Meeting on Sept. 24, 2013
09/16/13 Commission announces appointments to the Kentucky State Advisory Committee
09/09/13 Commission appoints members to Maine State Advisory Committee
09/09/13 Commission appoints members to Rhode Island State Advisory Committee
09/09/13 Commission appoints members to West Virginia State Advisory Committee
09/09/13 Wisconsin State Advisory Committee to hold meeting Sept. 12 on hate crimes
08/21/13 Commission celebrates 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington and I Have a Dream speech
08/14/13 U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Appoints New York State Advisory Committee Members
07/23/13 Commission announces NH SAC appointments
07/10/13 Commission appoints members to New Jersey State Advisory Committee
06/07/13 Commission Announces Illinois SAC Appointments
05/23/13 Commission Announces New Location for May 31 Briefing on Protecting the Civil Rights of Veterans
05/14/13 Commission releases transcripts for briefings on sexual assault in the military and civil rights effects of state immigration laws
05/13/13 La Comisión anuncia sesión informativa sobre los derechos civiles de veteranos y miembros de las Fuerzas Armadas
05/13/13 Commission appoints members to MA SAC
05/10/13 Commission to hold briefing on Protecting the Civil Rights of Our Veterans and Servicemembers
05/08/13 South Dakota State Advisory Committee Appointments
04/11/13 Commission to hold briefing on NVRA April 19th
03/19/13 Commission announces audio webcast of anti-discrimination and religious liberty briefing
03/11/13 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to hold March 22 briefing on religious liberties and civil rights
02/21/13 Commission appoints South Carolina SAC members
02/21/13 Commission announces Texas SAC appointments
02/21/13 Ohio SAC announces appointments
02/15/13 Commission on Civil Rights announces March 22 briefing on nondiscrimination and religious liberties
02/13/13 Louisiana SAC members appointed by Commission
02/04/13 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefings on the Impact of the Regulatory, Licensing, and Market Entry Barriers on Emerging Small Businesses
01/31/13 Georgia SAC announces meeting on immigration, Feb. 19, 2013 (PDF)
01/14/13 USCCR announces appointments to Wisconsin SAC (PDF)
01/11/13 USCCR announces Arkansas SAC appointments (PDF)
01/11/13 USCCR announces Michigan SAC appointments (PDF)
01/04/13 Nebraska SAC announces planning meeting for Jan. 18, 2013 (PDF)

2012

11/29/12 Dec. 7, 2012 briefing on criminal background checks (PDF)
10/23/12 USCCR Announces Annual Enforcement Report on Sexual Assault in the Military (PDF)
01/30/12 Voting Rights Act Redistricting Briefing (PDF)
01/30/12 Una reunión sobre el reestablecimiento de distritos y el censo del 2010 (PDF)
01/23/12 Sunshine Act Notice for February 3, 2010 Meeting (PDF)
01/11/12 New Hampshire SAC to hold briefing January 11, 2012 (PDF)

2011

12/20/11 Louisiana SAC to hold meeting on January 26, 2012 (PDF)
11/21/11 Commission to hold briefing on impact of state immigration laws on civil rights (PDF)
10/06/11 New Hampshire SAC releases report on disparities in treatment of female prisoners (PDF)
10/04/11 Hawaii SAC Releases Report on Disparities In Criminal Justice System
09/28/11 Florida SAC releases report on migrant education (PDF)
09/28/11 USCCR appoints Oklahoma SAC Members (PDF)
09/26/11 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights releases report on bullying in schools (PDF)
09/14/11 Minnesota State Advisory Committee to hold forum on racial disparity in Twin Cities unemployment (PDF)
09/13/11 Kentucky SAC Report on School Discipline (PDF)
08/22/11 Iowa State Advisory Committee Announces Planning/Briefing Meeting (PDF)
08/12/11 Commission to hold briefing on eminent domain abuses on August 12, 2011 (PDF)
07/15/11 Arkansas SAC announces planning and briefing meeting July 28 (PDF)
07/13/11 U.S. Commission Chairman Castro to Hold Press Conference in Chicago (PDF) English Espanol
07/07/11 U.S. Civil Rights Commission Announces Appointments to the Connecticut State Advisory Committee (PDF)
07/05/11 DC SAC to hold press conference on housing report (PDF)
05/16/11 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Invites Public Comments on
Peer-to-Peer Violence and Bullying: Examining the Federal Response (PDF)
04/28/11 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Briefing on Federal Enforcement of Civil Rights Laws Protecting Students Against Bullying, Violence and Harassment (PDF)
04/27/11 Alabama SAC Rechartered (PDF)
04/27/11 Updated: Louisana SAC to hold briefing and meeting
03/28/11 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Appointments to the Montana State Advisory Committee (PDF)
03/28/11 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Appointments to the North Dakota State Advisory Committee (PDF)
03/11/11 Martin Castro Appointed as Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (PDF)
03/04/11 Vermont Civil Rights Panel Appointed (PDF)
03/01/11 New Jersey State Advisory Committee to Convene Public Briefing on the New Jersey Department of Corrections and its Compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (PDF)
02/08/11 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Speakers for Briefing on School Discipline and Disparate Impact (PDF)
02/07/11 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Briefing on School Discipline and Disparate Impact (PDF)

2010

12/23/10 New Jersey SAC Releases Report on Barriers Faced by Immigrants (PDF)
12/23/10 Commission appoints Maryland SAC members (PDF)
12/08/10 New Jersey SAC Releases Report on Teacher Quality (PDF)
12/03/10 New Black Panther Party Report Released, December 3, 2010 (PDF)
11/10/10 U.S. Civil Rights Commission Appoints 12 Members to Maine State Advisory Committee (PDF)
10/14/10 Commission appoints Wyoming SAC members (PDF)
10/14/10 Commission appoints New Mexico SAC members (PDF)
10/14/10 Commission appoints Arkansas SAC members (PDF)
09/28/10 Commission appoints New Jersey SAC members (PDF)
09/24/10 Former DOJ Voting Chief Christopher Coates to Testify before Commission on September 24, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. EDT (PDF)
09/16/10 Commission appoints Oregon SAC members (PDF)
09/16/10 Massachusetts Advisory Committee to hold September 23 Briefing on English Language Learners (PDF)
09/16/10 New Hampshire Advisory Committee to hold September 20 Briefing on Changing Demographics (PDF)
09/13/10 Pennsylvania Advisory Committee to hold September 16 Briefing on Disability Employment (PDF)
09/10/10 DC Advisory Committee to hold September 16 Briefing on Fair Housing (PDF)
09/07/10 Commission Convenes National Conversation on a New Era in Civil Rights (PDF)
08/25/10 Commission Appoints Texas SAC members (PDF)
08/25/10 Nebraska Advisory Committee to Meet on September 8, 2010 (PDF)
08/09/10 Illinois Advisory Committee to Meet on August 11, 2010 (PDF)
08/02/10 Commission appoints Louisiana SAC members (PDF)
07/09/10 Massachusetts Advisory Committee to Meet on July 20, 2010 (PDF)
06/30/10 Commission Mourns the Death of William L. Taylor (PDF)
06/18/10 Commission appoints Colorado SAC members (PDF)
06/09/10 Michigan Advisory Committee to Meet on June 18, 2010 (PDF)
06/04/10 Nebraska Advisory Committee to Meet on September 8, 2010 (PDF)
06/04/10 Iowa Advisory Committee to Meet on June 17, 2010 (PDF)
06/04/10 Mississippi Advisory Committee to Meet on August 11, 2010 (PDF)
05/26/10 Missouri Advisory Committee to Meet on May 22, 2010 (PDF)
05/10/10 Commission appoints Kansas SAC members (PDF)
05/10/10 Commission appoints Missouri SAC members (PDF)
04/21/10 Commission Mourns the Death of Dorothy Height (PDF)
04/15/10 Commission Mourns the Death of Dr. Benjamin Hooks (PDF)
04/14/10 Commission Releases Witness Names for New Black Panther Party Investigation Hearing (PDF)
04/09/10 Commission appoints Pennsylvania SAC members (PDF)
04/09/10 Commission appoints DC SAC members (PDF)
04/07/10 Connecticut Advisory Committee to Meet on April 13, 2010 (PDF)
04/01/10 Commission Releases Title IX Athletics Report
03/04/10 Mississippi Advisory Committee to Meet on March 25, 2010 (PDF)
03/04/10 New Hampshire Advisory Committee to Meet on March 12, 2010 (PDF)
03/01/10 Nebraska State Advisory Committee Charter (PDF)
03/01/10 Minnesota Advisory Committee to Meet on March 5, 2010 (PDF)
02/17/10 Commission Announces February 26, 2010 Business Meeting (PDF)
02/09/10 Hearing on Voter Intimidation Investigation POSTPONED (PDF)
02/04/10 Massachusetts State Advisory Committee Charter (PDF)
02/04/10 Iowa State Advisory Committee Charter (PDF)

   Updated: September 14, 2016