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    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.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Amnesty International USAUndertake research and action to prevent and end abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International. Amnesty International USAAmnesty International USA
    Anti-Defamation LeagueFights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the United States and abroad through information, education, legislation and advocacy. Serves as a resource on bigotry and hate activities for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. Activities include exposing extremists and hate groups, monitoring the internet for hate language, providing expertise on domestic and international terrorism, developing and delivering educational programs, monitoring and combating cyber-bullying and mobilizing communities to reject bigotry and extremism. Anti-Defamation LeagueAnti-Defamation League
    Community Alliance for Respect and Equality - Constitutional/Civil Rights GroupsMembers of CARE meet monthly to engage in constructive discussions and to envision positive actions that will address current concerns in our area. We inform and educate each other and seek methods of responding to prejudice in our community.UnionCommunity Alliance for Respect and EqualityCommunity Alliance for Respect and Equality
    Human Relations Commission - Erie CountyProvides a system of equal justice for employer-employee, landlord-tenant, business-patron and lending institution-home buyer. They educate individuals through workshops and seminars to confront discrimination, while at the same time teaching the inherent value of diversity. They enforce the Erie County's Ordinance on Discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations for the protected classes. To file a complaint discrimination must have occurred within the last 180 days.ErieHuman Relations Commission - Erie CountyHuman Relations Commission - Erie County
    Human Relations Commission, York CityThe York City Human Relations Commission (YCHRC) is a civil rights organization that enforces Article 185 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of York, PA. The Commission does intake and takes complaints of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. In addition, the Commission acts to monitor bias situations and hate crimes that cause tension in the community. The Commission engages in education and outreach activities throughout the community. Upon request, YCHRC will present workshops and seminars for faith communities, schools, community groups, employers, landlords, tenants and individuals. The YCHRC is a Fair Housing Assistance Program provider (FHAP) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As such, all housing complaints to HUD are referred to YCHRC for processing, if they are located within our jurisdiction in the City of York. The YCHRC convenes the York County Inter-Agency Task Force on Civil Tension, which monitors and addresses issues of bias and tension throughout York County. YorkHuman Relations Commission, York CityCity of York
    NAACP - Allentown BranchTo fight discrimination and injustice in employment, housing and related areas. LehighNAACP - Allentown BranchNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    NAACP - Bethlehem BranchTo fight discrimination and injustice in employment, housing and related areas. NorthamptonNAACP - Bethlehem BranchNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    NAACP - Easton BranchTo fight discrimination and injustice in employment, housing and related areas through information dissemination, advocacy and community organizing. NorthamptonNAACP - Easton BranchNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    NAACP - Pittsburgh ChapterTo fight discrimination and injustice in employment, housing and related areas through information dissemination, advocacy and community organizing. AlleghenyNational Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    N.A.A.C.P., York CountyNAACP is a civil rights organization that work to improve the political, educational, social and economic status of minority groups. To eliminate racial prejudice, to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of racial discrimination, and to take lawful action to secure its elimination YorkN.A.A.C.P., York CountyN.A.A.C.P., York County
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ( NAACP )To fight discrimination and injustice in employment, housing and related areas through information dissemination, advocacy and community organizing. National Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Harrisburg - Discrimination AssistanceReceives and processes complaints of alleged discrimination, including but not limited to, discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and lending. In addition, familial status is a protected class in the area of housing. To File a Complaint: Complaints must be filed with the PHRC Regional Office serving your county as listed below. Harrisburg Regional Office Riverfront Office Center, 5th Floor 1101-1125 South Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17104-2515 (717) 787-9784 (717) 787-7279 TTY users only Publishes a brochure on recognition and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. Whenever ANY question arises, please refer directly to the Human Relations Commission for determination. Client needs to be able to prove discrimination to the Human Relations Commission. If the Human Relations Commission accepts the claim, the employer, landlord, whoever claim is brought against, must then prove that they HAVE NOT discriminated. Has the legal authority to hold public hearings, issue orders, and take its decisions to court. The Commission also publishes brochures on Interviewing, Effective Disciplinary Action,Effective Performance and Employment Information and Resources for Employees with Disabilities. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Harrisburg Regional OfficePennsylvania Human Relations Commission
    Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Philadelphia - Discrimination AssistanceReceives and processes complaints of alleged discrimination, including but not limited to, discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and lending. In addition, familial status is a protected class in the area of housing. To File a Complaint: Complaints must be filed with the PHRC Regional Office serving your county as listed below. Harrisburg Regional Office Riverfront Office Center, 5th Floor 1101-1125 South Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17104-2515 (717) 787-9784 (717) 787-7279 TTY users only Publishes a brochure on recognition and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. Whenever ANY question arises, please refer directly to the Human Relations Commission for determination. Client needs to be able to prove discrimination to the Human Relations Commission. If the Human Relations Commission accepts the claim, the employer, landlord, whoever claim is brought against, must then prove that they HAVE NOT discriminated. Has the legal authority to hold public hearings, issue orders, and take its decisions to court. The Commission also publishes brochures on Interviewing, Effective Disciplinary Action,Effective Performance and Employment Information and Resources for Employees with Disabilities.PhiladelphiaPennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Philadelphia Regional OfficePennsylvania Human Relations Commission
    Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Pittsburgh Discrimination AssistanceHandles complaints regarding violation of state discrimination laws (including AIDS discrimination). Promotes equal opportunity in education, prevents and responds to civil tension and provides information, support and outreach to Pennsylvania communities.AlleghenyPennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Pittsburgh Regional OfficePennsylvania Human Relations Commission

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