WASHINGTON, D.C.— Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement on the “first 100 days” of the administration of President Donald Trump:
“In the first 100 days of this administration, we have seen a series of unlawful and misguided executive orders, the imposition of a discriminatory Muslim Ban, a massive rollback on federal civil rights enforcement and a resulting wave of litigation across the country challenging this administration’s unlawful actions.
This administration must reverse course before causing further damage to American democracy.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will continue to mount litigation, as it has already done, challenging discriminatory actions taken by this administration.
We will use the courts as the forum to check this administration’s efforts to turn the clock back on fragile civil rights gains that have been made.”
The Lawyers’ Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination.
The Lawyers’ Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of “Moving America Toward Justice.”
The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.
For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.