Strengthening Civil Rights

President Obama is leading the fight to protect everyone - no matter who you are, where you're from, what you look like, or who you love.

“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.”

President Obama, January 21, 2013

Strengthening Protections Against Discrimination

President Obama's Administration has vigorously enforced existing laws and successfully supported additional protections against discrimination.

President Obama and Supreme Court Justices

Criminal and Juvenile Justice

The President is leading the fight to build a fairer and more equitable criminal justice system.

President Obama Votes

Voting Rights

President Obama's Administration has vigorously worked to ensure all Americans have the right to vote.

Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, and children marching from Selma to Montgomery

Selma: 50 Years Later

Learn more about the historic marches from Selma to Montgomery — and listen to the stories of those who were there.

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