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ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss Current Threats Putting Anti-Discrimination Protections At Risk
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ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss Current Threats Putting Anti-Discrimination Protections At Risk

Washington, D.C. — Creating a society where everyone has a fair chance to succeed and can participate fully in an environment free from discrimination is frequently lifted up as the shared goal of a democratic society. Our nation’s commitment to equality is a bedrock principle that is enshrined in laws designed to make equality’s promise real in the lives of everyday people. But to be effective, civil rights laws must be enforced faithfully and vigorously to extend their protections to all, which requires an unflinching commitment to the tools and resources necessary to ensure sound, thorough, and effective enforcement.

Increasingly, however, these tools and resources are under attack. Aggressive efforts to erode federal enforcement by cutting staffing, eliminating innovative enforcement tools, consolidating offices, and more threaten to undo critical rights at a time when they are most needed.

On Tuesday, June 27, the Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion with key experts focusing on the tools and infrastructure essential to vigorous civil rights enforcement, as well as the current threats putting these anti-discrimination protections at risk.

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Introductory remarks:
Carmel Martin, executive vice president for policy, Center for American Progress

Todd Cox, director of policy, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Pamela Coukos, founding principal, Working IDEAL
Melvina Ford, executive director, Equal Rights Center
David Lopez, partner, Outten and Golden
Laura W. Murphy, president, Laura Murphy & Associates

Jocelyn Frye, senior fellow, Center For American Progress


Tuesday, June 27, 2017
10:30 a.m. ET – 11:45 a.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th floor
Washington, D.C. 20005


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For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Tanya Arditi at 202.741.6258 or