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The United States Commission on Civil Rights has recently published a new 115-page bookletentitled Getting Uncle Sam to Enforce Your Civil Rights (Clearinghouse Publication59) which outlines the rights and avenues of restitution for persons who werediscriminated against in several areas: Credit, Education, Employment, Housing, LawEnforcement, Federally Assisted Programs, Public Accommodations and Facilities, andVoting. It also outlines special rights granted to non-citizens, Native Americans,institutionalized persons, and military personnel.

The booklet is available for free bywriting to Commission on Civil Rights and explains anti-discrimination laws ineasy-to-understand terms. Each section of the book explains what rights under federal lawa person has and where to complain. The book lists public agencies that handlediscrimination complaints and also lists selected private agencies who operate on anational scale.

Fair housing advocates will want the booklet for the housing and credit sections, butthe entire booklet is a good resource for anyone who may have been discriminated againstand is unsure of the law. The final section of the booklet gives a detailed listing of thestate bar associations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

To receive a free copy of the booklet, write to: