Tag: Charity Navigator

From Goodwill to the Salvation Army: Evaluating the Ethics of some of America’s Best-Known Charities

Last year when Change.org’s petition to stop Goodwill Industries from exploiting its workers with disabilities entered the spotlight, the public was confused as to why an 80-year-old law which allowed the practice still governed an organization claiming to do charitable work. However, Goodwill is not the only so-called charity that…

Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Georgia Governor

In what has been a controversial election season for the state, Georgia is once again facing a legal battle after state officials refused to extend the voter registration deadline. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in conjunction with law firm Bryan Cave LLP, filed a lawsuit against Republican…

Civil Rights Group Calls on Congress to Restore Voting Rights Act

The Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) recently announced it will be sending 500 observers to monitor the 2016 election. The announcement garnered praise from Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Henderson also took…

ACLU Fights Voter ID Laws, Early Voter Suppression

Last week a temporary solution in court granted about 17,500 people the right to vote this Election Day thanks to the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the ACLU had been in a court battle over the state’s law requiring people…

Advancement Project: 'Voting rights groups are winning and changing the narrative'

As legal battles wage on fighting issues including strict voter ID laws, one group has chosen to focus on community-centered solutions in the battle for equal voting rights. The Advancement Project is a national nonprofit organization that uses an “on-the-ground” approach to “reform and dismantle” discriminatory policies targeting minorities, including…

How to Drive out the Crucial Latino Vote

According to Pew Research Center, the United States electorate for the 2016 election will be the most diverse ever, comprised of 31 percent eligible minority voters. The primary driving force in this number, up from 29 percent in 2012, is the 17 percent increase in eligible Latino voters. Related Story:…