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Press Release 02.7.19

Congress Must Keep Unnecessary Citizenship Question Off 2020 Census

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the introduction of the Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (IDEA) Act by Senator Brian Schatz. Similar legislation – H.R. 732 – was introduced in the House of Representatives last month:

Press Release 02.4.19

Rao Incapable of Serving as Impartial Judge

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Neomi Rao’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court:

Press Release 01.31.19

Court-Approved Agreement Will Reform Chicago Policing Practices

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after Judge Robert Michael Dow Jr. of the Northern District of Illinois approved the consent decree to enforce reforms to the Chicago Police Department:

Press Release 01.30.19

Civil Rights and Census Advocates Highlight Need to Keep the Citizenship Question Off the 2020 Census

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund, with Ethnic Media Services, hosted a telephone press briefing today featuring the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and the National Urban League to discuss the importance of the 2020 Census to communities of color and efforts to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census.