"CIVIL RIGHTS SURVIVAL KIT"
A WEB for CIVIL RIGHTS and EDUCATION.
TO: All Civil Rights advocates.From: Civil And Labor Rights Consultants.
Here is the beginning of the “Civil Rights Survival Kit” which we hope will eventually be part of the LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) "Civil Rights Manual."
The "Civil Rights Manual" was designed by our associate Mr. Richard Sambrano; while he was with the US Department of Justice, Community Relations Service.
The actual "SURVIVAL KIT" is about 52 pages long. But we do not have the money or equipment to put it all on the internet. This project has been the work of two people; unassisted by anyone else.
Please, pass this on to any person/entity that can benefit from this information.
CLRC - Partner
The section below (up to Lico Reyes' signature) is the
cover page of complete "SURVIVAL KIT" we designed.
The full "KIT" is over 50 pages.
CIVIL & LABOR RIGHTS CONSULTANTS
(CONSULTA de DERECHOS CIVILES y LABOR)
Arlington, TX 76015
DFW -(817) 467-3087 DENTON - Area(940) 484-7217
Andrea Elliott - Research Analyst, Graduate FBI Citizens Academy.
Brian McGovern - Retired, Region US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Deputy Director.
Ed Elizondo - Retired, Region US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Outreach Prgm. Dir.
Lico Reyes - Graduate FBI Citizens Academy, Notary ILC, Interpreter, Master of Ceremonies, DJ, Actor.
Richard Sambrano - Retired, US DOJ Community Relations Service, Sr. Conciliation Specialist.
Stephen D. Willey, JD, CPA, AEP ( Tax and Legal Advisor) - Staff Attorney.
"CIVIL RIGHTS SURVIVAL KIT"
To whom it may concern:
My name is Lico Reyes, CIVIL & LABOR RIGHTS CONSULTANTS Partner. CLRC is a consulting company which stands in and can consult or assist with issues when LULAC, NAACP, ACLU or other organization cannot or will not be able to assist. CLRC can also add manpower, research or resources in conjunction with other organizations.
Contained in this package is what we designed in 2002 (pro bono) for LULAC Texas, District III. We call it the "CIVIL RIGHTS ‘SURVIVAL KIT'" (Fourth Edition).
We have already given hundreds of these to LULAC and other organizations, FREE of charge, since 2002. Donations are accepted as the cost is prohibitive for us.
We hope eventually to have this instrument as part of the LULAC "Civil Rights Manual" or on the Internet ( www.LULAC.org ).
In the meantime, we are creating a Web Site www.CivilRightsSurvivalKit.FreeHomePage.com , with about 20 of the pages of our printed "KIT. "That way we may empower "All for One and One for All!"
The "KIT" contains the following information and some of which is also in Spanish/Español:
(1) Request for Investigation (aka Complaint) intake form, follow up to complaint form, procedures, legal terms, definitions, legal referral sources and government and organizations list.
(2) "Real" resolutions, press release, press packet form, news items, open records request, request for federal investigation.(3) Registration membership forms (bilingual) including our LULAC "Prayer," "Code" and "Aims and Purposes."
(4) Information on various government essential programs; forms, policies, services, press items, examples and references.
Each District and State LULAC, NAACP and other civil rights/education organizations, I firmly believe, should have a comparable civil rights survival kit accessible to its councils and civil rights advocates/chairs.
Just tailor this tool (the "Civil Rights Survival Kit") to meet your specific community, regional demographics and mission.
Please feel free to contact us for we are at your service.
May God guide your every step,
Lico Reyes, Partner CLRC
CIVIL & LABOR RIGHTS CONSULTANTS - Partners/Associates:
Andrea Elliott - Brian McGovern - Edward Elizondo -
Lico Reyes - Richard Sambrano- Steve D. Willey, JD
Consult - Research - Interpret - Represent
Consulto - Investigar - Traducir - Representar
END of "SURVIVAL KIT" cover page.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: 2002-2009
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CIVIL And LABOR RIGHTS CONSULTANTS
Terms and Definitions used in the Civil Rights arena:
civil liberties (svl lbr-tz) n.
Rights or freedoms given to the people by the First Amendment to the Constitution, by common law, or legislation, allowing the individual to be free to speak, think, assemble, organize, worship, or petition without government (or even private) interference or restraints. These liberties are protective in nature, while civil rights form a broader concept and include positive elements such as the right to use facilities, the right to an equal education, or the right to participate in government.
civ·il-rights (svl-rts) n.
those rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution, including the right to due process, equal treatment under the law of all people regarding enjoyment of life, liberty, property, and protection. Positive civil rights include the right to vote, the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a democratic society, such as equal access to public schools, recreation, transportation, public facilities, and housing and equal and fair treatment by law enforcement and the courts.
dis·crim·i·na·tion (d-skrm-nshn) n.
Unequal treatment of persons, for a reason which has nothing to do with legal rights or ability. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment, availability of housing, rates of pay, right to promotion, educational opportunity, civil rights, and use of facilities based on race, nationality, creed, color, age, sex, or sexual orientation. The rights to protest discrimination or enforce one's rights to equal treatment are provided in various federal and state laws, which allow for private lawsuits with the right to damages. There are also federal and state commissions to investigate and enforce equal rights.
hate crime n.
A crime motivated by prejudice against a social group: "[His]murders were hate crimes targeting victims by gender" Jane Caputi and Diana E.H. Russell.
human rights pl.n.
The basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.
prej·u·dice (prj-ds) n.
An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts.
A preconceived preference or idea.
The act or state of holding unreasonable preconceived judgments or convictions.
Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion.
Detriment or injury caused to a person by the preconceived, unfavorable conviction of another or others.
rac·ism (rszm) n.
The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
Special Thanks to:
1. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by. Updated in 2003.
2. The Free Dictionary- Legal: http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com~
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CLRC (Civil And Labor Rights Consultants)
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