News & Updates

OP-ED: We Must Keep Our Eyes on the Prize – Voting Rights for All  

The release of a compromise voting bill by 8 Senate Democrats coupled with the recent passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the House is a small – but promising – step in the fight for voting rights. As Congressional negotiations play out, we must keep our eyes on the prize…

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OP-ED: Violence Interruption Programs Can Break the Cycle of Violence  

As recent high-profile shootings have focused the city’s attention on gun violence, more needs to be done to address it.  

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Learn About CURE THE STREETS and Our Grant Application Process

Please join us for our virtual information sessions on July 12 at 6:00pm to learn more. Our Co-chiefs and Grant Administrator will review our guidelines, walk through the application, provide direction, and answer applicant questions. 

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OP-ED: Mr. President, keep your promise on the death penalty

President Biden’s Justice Department recently filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who, along with his older brother, bombed the Boston Marathon in 2013. 

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OP-ED: The End of Mass Incarceration Is Within Reach

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Chuck Grassley recently advanced legislation extending compassionate release to the oldest and longest-serving individuals in federal prisons. The pair is expected to advance additional …

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OP-ED: Criminal justice and laboratories of democracy

A century ago, Justice Louis Brandeis wrote that “a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.”    

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OP-ED: States are working to restrict voting. It's time to fight against the passage of suppression laws

States are debating more than 250 bills that would restrict voters, so it is time to fight against this voter suppression.

Topics: Civil Rights

OP-ED: We Sued Trump for Emoluments Violations. That Fight’s Just Getting Started.

Congress needs to take the baton now to prevent presidential corruption. Here’s how.

OP-ED: D.C.’s gun laws may have saved our democracy

Strict gun laws do not fully stifle those with direct lawless intent, but they do greatly reduce destructive potential.

Topics: Public Safety

OP-ED: President Biden’s choice for U.S. attorney should reflect D.C. values

The next U.S. attorney must possess a clear vision that honors the rule of law and embraces reform.