Civil Rights Campaign

Overview

Civil Rights

The CFT is committed to the universal rights of all human beings. Therefore, we work to protect and advance the civil and human rights of all our members and students, as well as all members of the communities we serve. We also recognize that advancing the rights of our members, students, and communities requires us to address those same issues within the CFT organization and across all segments of the education system, as well as in the broader context of our nation and world. Therefore, the CFT stands against social injustice, economic inequities, and all forms of discrimination.

Our Commitment to Civil Rights: Every American has the right to equal treatment under the law and freedom from discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and social, political, or economic status. 

Our Commitment to Human Rights: No individual or organization has the right to gain power, wealth, and privilege through decisions and actions that threaten the lives, health, and liberties of others. 

Our Commitment to Women’s Rights: Women have the right to safety and equality in their workplaces, professions, and communities. Threats of violence must be eliminated, and disadvantages stemming from gender or family obligations must be minimized. 

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Reclaiming the Promise of Racial Equity for Black Males in California

This report follows on the heels of AFT’s groundbreaking report “Reclaiming the Promise of Racial Equity in Education, Economics and Our Criminal Justice System.” Resolution 16 at CFT Convention 2016 authorized the creation of a CFT Racial Justice Task Force to further develop and implement the proposals outlined in the AFT report. This report contains those recommendations.

Download the report.