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Get Involved

You have the power to help individuals across our nation realize their civil rights and build a better future for generations for come.  By getting involved with the ERC, you join a community committed to advancing civil rights for all.

Make a Complaint

Members of the ERC play an integral role in the advancement of civil rights across the country.  As the eyes, ears, and voice of the ERC, our enthusiastic member/advocates identify issues of discrimination as they develop and alert us to possible areas of systemic discrimination.  Let us know if you feel you have experienced discrimination, or if you have seen it in your community.

Make a complaint now.

Sign Up for Email

By signing up for ERC email you ensure you stay informed and up-to-date on civil rights news.  We’ll notify you about breaking civil rights cases, upcoming events, and how you can make a difference in your community.

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Join the Discussion

Read the ERC's blog, For Civil Minds, to learn more about a variety of civil rights issues. The blog is updated frequently so remember to keep checking back for new stories and topics.

Become a Tester

The ERC’s extensive civil rights testing expertise is integral to its investigative efforts and distinguishes the ERC from other civil rights organizations.  Civil rights testing allows the ERC to quantitatively document rates of discrimination, which can be used to create real and positive change.  As a tester for the ERC, you will contribute to cutting-edge research and stay abreast of current civil rights issues in the United States today.

Learn more about the ERC’s Civil Rights Testing Program and why it distinguishes the ERC from other civil rights organizations.

Request a Training

The ERC conducts civil rights trainings for advocates, staff, and community groups.  The ERC has expertise and conducts trainings on a number of issues including, but not limited to: fair housing, fair employment, immigrant rights, disability rights, and rights of survivors of domestic violence.  

To request a training for your staff, or to partner with the ERC to prepare a civil rights workshop for your constituents or community members, contact the Communications and Outreach Department at 202.370.3227 or email Grant Beck, the ERC Communications and Outreach Assistant.  


Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community as well as stay abreast of civil rights issues in the United States today.  The ERC is always looking for volunteers to help our Washington D.C. office operate efficiently.  Contact the ERC to learn more about what volunteer opportunities are available to you.

Host an Event

Have an idea about how you can help?  Want to host a gathering or event?  Contact the Communications and Outreach Department with creative ideas for rallying support for civil rights in your area.

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