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The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States

In testimony submitted to a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee, the Brennan Center outlined ideas to reform the nation’s voting system, strengthen voting protections, reform the criminal justice system, and protect national security.

Published: December 9, 2014

The Brennan Center submitted written testimony to a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee hearing on “The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States.” The testimony highlights how the Brennan Center’s work to advance voting rights, end mass incarceration, and protect civil liberties is critical to advancing civil rights in America.

The testimony outlines three ways to advance and protect civil and human rights:

1.)    Modernize the nation’s voting system and strengthen voting protections to ensure a stronger democracy.

2.)    Reform the nation’s criminal justice system.

3.)    Secure our national security while balancing the need to protect civil and human rights.

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Brennan Center Testimony- The State of Civil Rights