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Category: Human Rights

Raúl Grijalva, elected by the people, is a champion for justice, the rule of law, truth, and democracy for all. Zinke, not. .@RepRaulGrijalva @SecretaryZinke

Congressman Raúl Grijalva is a champion for people, justice, the rule of law, truth, and democracy for all. He proudly serves the people of Arizona, who repeatedly re-elect him. The scandal-plagued Ryan Zinke is none of those things. He debases the […]

Civil Rights, Environmental Justice & Health Equity Road Map PRRAC, The City Project

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sought a “middle ground between riots on the one hand and timid supplications for justice on the other.” Combined organizing and legal strategies provide that middle ground for social change. Advocates leave too much on […]

2018 Dreamer Scholarship Award Ceremony

The Council of Mexican Federations in North America (COFEM) awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to students who are immigrants, sons and daughters of immigrants, and students protected under DACA pursuing a college degree. Since 2008, COFEM and its partners have […]

Antonio Gonzalez Presente! A New Latino Environmentalism

We mourn Antonio Gonzalez’s passing with his family, and our compañeros y compañeras at the William C. Velazquez Institute and Southwest Voter Education Project. Antonio is a hero to me, Latinos, and progressives across the nation and across borders. Antonio […]

Vote! English / Español

Raul Macias, Anahuak Youth Sports Association, City Project hero and ally From the New York Times  / Leer este artículo en español. On Tuesday, tens of millions of Americans are expected to head to the polls. For most, the process […]

The Long Battle over Coastal Justice at Hollister Ranch Spencer Robins KCETLink

Spencer Robins writes: A developing body of research shows that access to open space is a vital part of human health and wellbeing. And it’s not evenly distributed; the people most often denied the benefits of forests and mountains and […]

Dolores Huerta, Center for Biological Diversity, Wishtoyo Foundation & The City Project, Oracle AZ

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Free the Beach! Coastal Access, Equal Justice, and Hollister Ranch – Policy Report

Coastal justice along the California beach and coastal zone is at stake at Hollister Ranch in Santa Barbara County under a proposed class action settlement. Hollister Ranch is 14,500 acres in size, with 8.5 acres of shoreline. A private gate […]

Saint Oscar Romero Assassinated by US Backed Death Squad Celebrating Mass in El Salvador. Is the Pope Latino?

Pope Francis declared a saint Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated by a CIA backed death squad in El Salvador in 1980 while the liberation theologist was celebrating Mass. The US backed military opened fire and […]

Los Angeles Celebrates its First Indigenous Peoples Day

Great Wall of Los Angeles © SPARC Judy Baca Los Angeles celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples Day on October 8. Los Angeles has the largest indigenous population of any city in the United States (UCLA, Mapping Indigenous LA). It is […]