Topic: Civil Rights

No Records Response from DOL Regarding Proposed Contractor Rule that may Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers

October 23, 2019
The Department of Labor (DOL) stated that it had no records of communications between DOL officials and anti-LGBTQ groups. American Oversight sought these records to determine whether these groups influenced DOL's recently-proposed rule allowing federal contractors to cite religious defenses if accused of discriminatory employment practices.

FOIA to Education for Civil Rights Data Coding Information

October 8, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education for codebooks, keys, or other reference materials necessary to interpret data reflecting enforcement actions of the Office for Civil Rights.

News Roundup: The Public Needs Answers

October 4, 2019
The pressure on the president and his administration has been even further intensified thanks to the release of damaging text messages sent by government officials.

FOIA to Department of Labor Regarding Proposed Contractor Rule that May Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers

September 30, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Labor (DOL) seeking sent communications between DOL officials and anti-LGBTQ groups to determine whether these groups influenced DOL’s recently-proposed rule allowing federal contractors to cite religious defenses if accused of discriminatory employment practices.

No Records Response from CFPB Regarding Communications with Anti-LGBTQ Groups

September 25, 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stated that it had no records of communications between high-ranking officials and anti-LGBTQ groups.

No Records Response from Civil Rights Division of DOJ Regarding Communications with Governors and Attorney Generals

September 25, 2019
The Civil Rights Division of the DOJ stated that it had no records of communications with governors and attorney generals.

No Records Response from Civil Rights Division of DOJ Regarding Communications with Congress about Immigration

September 25, 2019
The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice stated that it had no records of communications with members of Congress about immigration.

No Records Response from Civil Rights Division of DOJ Regarding Communications with Congress on Immigration

September 25, 2019
The Civil Rights Division of Department of Justice stated that it had no records of communications with Congress about immigration.

FOIA Request to CFPB Seeking Communications with Anti-LGBTQ Groups

September 13, 2019
FOIA request to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeking communications between CFPB officials and anti-LGBTQ groups. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on whether, and to what extent, outside groups influenced the proposal to narrow the scope of enforcement of certain consumer protection and anti-discrimination laws.

FOIA to HHS Seeking Email Communications with “Abortion Reversal” Advocates

September 6, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking email communications with Dr. George Delgado and other advocates of “abortion reversal." American Oversight seeks to shed light on whether and to what extent abortion reversal has gained support among federal officials, and whether any action has been taken on this issue.