Term Constitutional/Civil Rights Groups
Code TD-1600.3100-160
Definition Organizations that work to protect the rights of people guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and which promote the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that extend individual rights or more effectively protect them. These rights include constitutional guarantees, such as the right to bear arms, freedom of speech and freedom of the press, as well as civil rights which protect all citizens from discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin in the areas of voting, education, employment and housing; in the use of facilities and public accommodations; and in the administration of federally assisted or other public programs.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 3/13/12
Use References Censorship Protection Groups
Charter of Rights and Freedoms Groups
Charter of Rights Groups
Civil Liberties Groups
Civil Rights Groups
Due Process Groups
Freedom of Religion Groups
Freedom of Speech Groups
Religious Freedom Groups
See Also References Civil Liberties Legal Assistance (FT-1025)
Constitutional Law (FT-1050)
Criminal Offender Rights Groups (TD-1600.1530-140)
External Classification Terms Civil Liberties (NPC R02)
Civil Liberties (NTE R60)
Civil Rights (NTE R20)
Civil Rights (NPC R03)
Community Services (CAN CM-150)
Equal Access/Opportunity (UW 8.1.01.04)
Equal Access/Opportunity (Cultural and Spiritual Devt) (UW 7.6.11.01)
Equal Access/Opportunity (Environmental Quality) (UW 5.3.10.01)
Equal Access/Opportunity (Food, Agriculture and Nutrition) (UW 3.5.11.01)
Equal Access/Opportunity (Housing) (UW 3.6.11.01)
Equal Access/Opportunity (Individual and Family Life) (UW 7.4.11.01)
Equal Access/Opportunity (Individual/Collective Safety) (UW 6.4.11.01)
Equal Access/Opportunity (Social Development) (UW 7.5.11.01)
Equal Access/Opportunity (Transportation) (UW 3.7.11.01)
Equal Credit Opportunity (UW 1.4.11.02)
Equal Educational Opportunity (UW 4.3.11.01)
Equal Employment Opportunity (UW 1.4.11.01)
Family Community Support (ACH H-01)
Individual, Family and Community Support (AIRS IF-330)
Related Concepts Advocacy/Rights Protection
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