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Briefing Reports

Briefing Report Cover Public Education Funding Inequity in an Era of Increasing Concentration of Poverty and Resegregation

This report addresses pervasive disparities in funding for public education, and offers actionable recommendations with a goal of improving educational opportunity and student achievement across all segments of our nation’s student population.
Briefing Report Cover Working for Inclusion: Time for Congress to Enact Federal Legislation to Address Workplace Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans

This report examines the main social and economic arguments made for and against enacting federal legislation to provide federal nondiscrimination workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees.
Report Cover for Statutory Enforcement 2017 Targeted Fines and Fees Against Communities of Color

This report examines the reality and real harm of cities imposing fines and fees on residents to raise city funds rather than to secure legal compliance and increase public safety and DOJ’s enforcement efforts to encourage constitutional practices and hold jurisdictions accountable for constitutional violations.
Report Cover for Statutory Enforcement 2016 Environmental Justice: Examining the Environmental Protection Agency's Compliance and Enforcement of Title VI and Executive Order 12,898

This report examines whether the Environmental Protection Agency is complying with its environmental justice obligations.
Briefing Report Cover Increasing Compliance with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act

The report examines state compliance with the National Voter Registration Act’s mandate to provide voter registration forms and assistance to those utilizing public assistance and disability agencies.