Wednesday, September 16, 2009

CM James Ranks #2 on Urban Justice Center- Human Rights Report Card

Some of us are feeling incredibly good today, and frankly learning that Council Member James scored 2nd on the Urban Justice Center's 2009 Human Rights Report Card might've just pushed us into the Smug Zone.

Following 2008's #1 ranking, Council Member Letitia James is thrilled that her hard work on behalf of equal civil and human rights for all New Yorkers has once again been recognized!

The Urban Justice Center’s Human Rights Project (HRP) is one of eight projects of the Urban Justice Center, an anti-poverty non profit organization that serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education, and political organizing. HRP is a project that works to apply globally accepted human rights standards to domestic social policy. According to their website, "HRP has been at the forefront of the U.S. human rights “movement” for the past several years, demonstrating new models of applying human rights in the U.S., and in particular in New York City, to effectively advocate for the City’s most vulnerable across a range of issues."

You can view the Urban Justice Center's 2009 Human Rights Report Card (and learn more about the methodology used) here.


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