On March 21, 2013, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the US Human Rights Network (USHRN) and the Human Rights at Home Campaign launched the Once And For All campaign. Once And For All is a national call for the Obama Administration to develop a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice in consultation with communities directly affected by structural racism in the United States.
- The treaty applies to all levels of government, while the Civil Rights Act of 1964 only addresses discriminatory practices in programs or activities that receive Federal funding.
- Countries that have ratified the Convention are obligated not just to avoid policies with a discriminatory impact, but to affirmatively address racial disparities.
- Going beyond the single-issue approach of many anti-discrimination laws, the Convention recognizes cases of multiple, or intersecting, discrimination, such as where gender, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, or age, exists in combination with race.
- The treaty prohibits policies that have a discriminatory impact on people of color, even where there is no intent to discriminate.