The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.
The Lawyers’ Committee ran an HBCUs Vote campaign that supported student civic engagement organizers on 11 HBCUs in 2020. We will continue this student engagement work going forward. We also currently run the Participatory Redistricting Project, which educates students and faculty about fair and equitable maps. We also serve on the NVEW steering committee.