Civil and Human Rights

Securing the Constitution’s guarantees of liberty and equality for all
Civil Rights March on Washington, 1963 | National Archives and Records Administration


The Constitution–in particular, through amendments ratified in the wake of the Civil War and Reconstruction–provides broad guarantees of liberty and equality. CAC works to ensure that the civil and human rights protected by the Constitution are realized for all.

Civil and Human Rights in Brief

Plaintiffs in U.S. v. Windsor walking down the steps of the Supreme Court | Judith Schaeffer

While major victories have been achieved in the Supreme Court in recent decades, the right to be treated equally remains under attack on issues including affirmative action, reproductive freedom, and the rights of LGBTQ persons. CAC works to defend those rights in the courts and the public square.