Civil Rights Links & Other Resources

Women

9 to5, National Association of Working Women: The largest membership organization of working women in the country.
Advancing Women: International business, career networking community for women in the workplace.
The American Association of University Women: A national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls.
Association for Women in Computing: Dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in computing professions.
Black Women in Sisterhood for Action (BISA): Develops & promotes alternative strategies for educational and career development of black women in the world of work.
Career Women: Women's career center including job bank, resume bank, resources, news and more.
Center For Women's Global Leadership: Develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights & social justice worldwide.
Femina
: Directory of links to female friendly sites & information.
Ms. Foundation for Women: Supports the efforts of women & girls to govern their own lives & influence the world around them.
National Association for Female Executives: Professional association dedicated to the advancement of women in the workplace through education, networking and public advocacy.
National Center For Policy Research For Women & Families: Dedicated to providing information that can be used to improve the lives of women and families.
National Council of Women's Organizations: Network of more than one hundred women's organizations, which together represent more than 6 million members.
National Organization for Women (NOW): Official home page of the National Organization for Women.
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund: Advocacy organization for women dealing with reproductive rights, violence, and sexual harassment.
Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor: The only Federal Agency to have a Congressional mandate to promote the welfare of working women.
The Feminist Majority Foundation: Working to eliminate social and economic injustice.
The National Partnership for Women & Families: Promotes workplace fairness, quality health care, & policies that help women meet work & family responsibilities.
Third Wave Foundation: Resources & Grantmaking, giving direct financial support to young women activists & the organizations they lead.
Voters For Choice: Pro-choice political action committee devoted solely to electing pro-choice candidates to office.
Women's Environment & Development Organization: Advocates power of women as policymakers at all levels in governments, institutions & forums.

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Age/Retired

Administration on Aging (AoA):  Designed for Older Americans and their families.
Age of Reason: Practical information relative to seniors lifestyles.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Serving the needs of people 50 and over through information and education, advocacy, and community services provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country.
Funsites.Com-Seniors & Retirement: Online catalog of information web sites.
GeroWeb: Online resource for researchers, educators, practitioners, and others interested in aging and older individuals.
National Council of Senior Citizens: Nonprofit activist organization dedicated to senior and retirement issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
National Senior Citizens Law Center: Advocates, litigates and publishes on low-income elderly and disability issues.
Older Women's League (OWL):Presents programs of interest to midlife and older women, and advocates for policy changes.
SeniorCom:  A leading site on the Internet for the 50+ market.
Senior Sites: Comprehensive web source of non-profit housing and services for seniors.
Third Age: The web for grown-ups.

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Civil Rights

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
America's foremost advocate of individual rights -- litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.
Americans Against Discrimination and Preferences (AADAP): Works for the abolition of racial and gender discrimination and preferences at the local, state, and federal levels.
Center for Constitutional Rights: A national public interest law firm, working for constitutional and human rights under the U.S. Constitution and international human rights laws.
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP): Education, policy research and advocacy organization seeking to improve the economic conditions of low income families.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund: A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, and people with HIV/AIDS.
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights: Working to protect and promote fundamental human rights.
National Urban League: The premier social service and civil rights organization in America.
Out on the Web: Supporting the gay and lesbian community.
PlanetOut: A worldwide online community of gay, lesbian, bi and trans people.
Southern Poverty Law Center: Combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation

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Law Sites

Findlaw
Thousands of legal sites, cases, codes, forms, law reviews, law schools, bar associations, law firms, experts, CLE courses, and much more.
LawInfo: Resource for attorneys, legal support services and the public.
Law Journal Extra!: Legal news, jobs/classifieds,continuing legal education, legal marketplace, technology, and more.
National Lawyers Guild: An association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system.

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African Americans

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The principal objective of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund (Western Regional Office): Publicizes the civil rights litigation and advocacy work of the Los Angeles office.
National Conference of Black Lawyers: An activist organization of legal workers, including lawyers, legal scholars, judges, law students and paralegals.

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Employment

Accesss Interactive: Entry level jobs, resume and interview tips for college students and new grads.
America's Employers: The job seeker's home on the Internet.
Association for Union Democracy: The only national Pro-labor organization solely devoted to advocating the democratic rights of union members.
A Write Impression: A resume and CV writing service including job search, resume posting, interviewing tips, and career links
BenefitsLink
Information and services for employers sponsoring employee benefit plans, companies providing products and services for plans, and participating employees.
Best Jobs USA: Employment search engine.
California Employment Lawyers Association - A statewide organization of attorneys primarily representing employees in employment termination and discrimination cases.
Career Alternatives: Providing alternative career search solutions to job seekers and employers alike using the latest technologies available.
Career Enhancement Resources:  Maximizes your interviewing potential through interactive seminars and post-classroom consulting during your actual job search.
CareerExchange: An extensive job search database with online conferencing and a "people-match" program to email you new jobs on a daily basis.
Career Exposure: Online career resource center with resume bank, job bank and direct links to 1000's of corporate HR websites.
Career Magazine: Interactive career, employment and job resource center.
Career Mosaic: Visit CareerMosaic to research employers and opportunities in sales, engineering, high-tech, health care, insurance, finance, software, and other industries.
Career Moves: Online employment referral service based in Boston.
CareerPark: Offers employment opportunities with some of the world's most respected and fastest-growing employers.
Career Shop: Offers free job searches and resume posting to all job seekers.
CareerWeb: Professional, technical and managerial jobs.
Office of Civil Rights - Equal Employment Opportunity
DICE: Job search engine for full-time, permanent & contract computer consulting and programming employment opportunities.
Disgruntled: The business magazine for people who work for a living.
Employer & Employee: Helps the employer and employee resolve workplace problems.
Employment Law Forum
An online discussion group to answer questions, provide tips and discuss legal issues about employment law.
EEOC - District Offices: A list of EEOC district offices.
Go Jobs: An online job board and resume bank.
Hireweb.com: Let employers find you.
HR Zone:Guide to Human Resources on the Web.
International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council:  Leading organization of applied personnel assessment professionals.
JobBank USA: JobBank USA specializes in providing employment and resume information services to job candidates, employers and recruitment firms.
Jobs.NET:The leading provider of cost-effective online recruitment solutions for employers worldwide.
JobNext Career Network: Provides job search, resume and job posting services.
JobOptions: Job database, private resume builder and recruitment resource.
Job-Search-Engine:  Facilitates on-line job hunting by retrieving employment opportunities from the Internet.
JobWeb: Linking jobs, job seekers, and job-search information.
Marshall School of Business at USC: Directory of MBA Education, career and business web sites.
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
NELA is the country's only professional organization that is exclusively comprised of lawyers who represent individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employee benefits and other employment-related matters.
Net-Temps, A World of Jobs Neatly Packaged
Online Career Center: A career center with over 8,000 employers advertising annually, including over 400 of the FORTUNE 500 corporations.
Quintessential Career and Job-Hunting Resources Guide: Career and job resources as well as a fairly inclusive list of the best jobs.
Recruiting-Links.com: Unique job search engine links to jobs posted by employers on corporate sites all over the Web, based on any combination of over 700 location, industry, and occupational categories.
The Black Collegian Online: Career site for students and professionals of color.
Tier21: Access to over one million jobs worldwide.
US Careers Resource Center: WWW based Employment and Career Resource Center.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Aims to ensure equality of opportunity by vigorously enforcing federal legislation prohibiting discrimination in employment. (See also our about the EEOC)
Willamette Law Online: Labor/Employment section:
A service providing information in all areas of Labor and Employment Law.
Workforce Online: Human Resources information and chat rooms on employee relations, personnel, recruiting, harassment,benefits, performance appraisals, relocation and more.
Working Today: A national nonprofit membership organization that promotes the interests of people who work independently.
Workplace Fairness
A new organization founded to assist individuals, both employed and unemployed, in understanding, enforcing, and expanding their rights in the workplace.

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Harassment

Harassment Training: Learn more than just the legal definition of sexual harassment through this online course designed to help you become a more sensitive and effective communicator at work and in your personal life.
Stop Harassment: A helpful resource for women who are victims of harassment.

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Disabilities

Handitel: Information on disability.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN): Free consulting on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), job accommodations, and the employability of people with disabilities.
President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities: Facilitates the communication, coordination and promotion of public and private efforts to enhance the employment of people with disabilities.
Southern Tier Independence Center:   Making sure that people with disabilities are integrated into the community and play their proper role in leading society and its organizations.

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General

Mining Co. Guide to Pregnancy/Birth:   Chat, boards, articles, newsletters, and stories.
National Legal Aid & Defender Association: Nationwide network of persons, programs and organizations committed to equal access to justice for the poor.
National Veterans Legal Services Project (NVLSP): An independent organization with experience in identifying the obstacles that keep veterans from better lives.
Native American Rights Fund: A non-profit legal organization dedicated to the preservation of the rights and culture of Native Americans.
Nolo Press Self-Help Law Centre: A plain-English site for non-lawyers.
The Labor of Love: Pregnancy and parenting resource on the web.

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Bad References/Defamation

Allison & Taylor Reference Checking, Inc. - If you are concerned that your former employer may be giving bad or defamatory references.

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