Rep. McNerney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

In response to President Donald Trump’s proposal to defund the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led two bipartisan letters to the House Appropriations Committee imploring Congress to fund the MBDA in the FY2018 appropriations, and recommending that MBDA provide an annual policy report to Congress to address gaps in equity between minority and non-minority owned firms. Continue reading Rep. McNerney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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How I Became a Civil Rights Attorney for the ACLU

Abre’ Conner won’t stop fighting for underrepresented communities to have a voice.

By Heather Wood Rudulph

Abre’ Conner grew up in a small town in Central Florida, where she was accustomed to racism both covert and blatant. These experiences shaped her desire to work on behalf of others. She has worked on Capitol Hill and for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and is now a staff attorney with the ACLU of Northern California, focusing on environmental justice, and social and civil rights — causes she has no plans to stop fighting for. Continue reading How I Became a Civil Rights Attorney for the ACLU

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