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El Programa de acción de la comunidad del condado de  Jefferson (JEFFCAP) se ha comprometido a tomar las medidas necesarias para garantizar que los niños latinos en edad preescolar gocen del mismo acceso al programa Head Start. JEFFCAP extendió la fecha límite de solicitud para darles a las familias del condado de Jefferson la oportunidad de aplicar para un puesto en el programa. Otras medidas incluyen la prestación de capacitación y asistencia técnica y al personal para asegurar prácticas justas de inscripción.

The SPLC has reached an agreement to improve equal access to Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Head Start program, which had prevented impoverished Latino preschoolers from enrolling – a violation of federal laws and regulations. (en Español)

To celebrate Mandela day The Civil Rights Memorial Center will be offering free admission all day as well as screening "Nelson Mandela: A Journey to Freedom" at noon. Visit the memorial, observe a moment of silence to reflect upon the life and legacy of Mr. Mandela and sign the Wall of Tolerance, making a public commitment to stand for the human dignity of every perso! The CRMC located at 400 Wshington Avenue in Montgomery, AL. Visit our Facebook page for updates.

In an e-mail (pdf) to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Derek Black – the son of a former Alabama Klan leader who operates the world’s largest racist web forum – explains why he is renouncing the white nationalism he has promoted on his radio show. He now calls the ideology “principally flawed” and “an entrenched desire to preserve white power at the expense of others. (Continue to full post by Mark Potok...)

City aldermen in a small Mississippi town have denied a business license to a lesbian who wants to reopen a bar catering to the LGBT community. The SPLC is demanding that the board reverse its discriminatory decision or face a lawsuit.
The immigration bill passed by the U.S. Senate contains important and long-sought reforms but fails to protect guest workers from abuse and exploitation.
The SPLC urged the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights today to address human rights violations in U.S. poultry and meatpacking plants.
The SPLC has endorsed proposed rules that the U.S. Department of Labor will use to establish wages for low-skill, nonagricultural guest workers, noting that the regulations will help protect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers.

As the U.S. Senate deliberates Senate Bill 744 to reform the nation's immigration policies, the SPLC today unveiled an advocacy campaign to raise awareness of how U.S. companies are exploiting foreign guest workers. Advocates, researchers, policymakers and journalists can now access the Campaign for Guest Worker Justice online resource center for data, video, court cases and reports documenting the abuses faced by these workers.

A coalition of some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms today began filing a series of federal lawsuits to prosecute multiple human trafficking and racketeering allegations against a Gulf Coast marine services company and its network of recruiters and labor brokers.