Press & Media

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Press Release 01.29.19

Press Call Briefing: Tracking the 2020 Census and The Citizenship Question: Where Are We Now and What Are the Next Steps?

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET, leading civil rights organizations and census experts will host a telephone press briefing to discuss the pending citizenship question lawsuits, including the New York federal court’s ruling to block the U.S. Department of Commerce’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, and the role of Congress in making sure the count is accurate and fair.

Uncategorized 01.28.19

79 Groups to Senators: Barr Would Be Sessions 2.0 and Must be Opposed

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s scheduled vote Tuesday, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 78 civil rights, religious, and progressive groups sent a letter to the Senate opposing William Barr’s nomination to be U.S. Attorney General.

Press Release 01.25.19

Trump Temporarily Ends the Shutdown (That He Started)

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after Trump announced his support for a short-term funding measure to temporarily end the shutdown:

Press Release 01.22.19

The Leadership Conference & The Education Fund Welcome Gaylynn Burroughs as Senior Policy Counsel

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcome policy expert Gaylynn Burroughs as senior policy counsel. Burroughs joins the organizations from the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she led implementation of policy priorities for reproductive health and women’s rights.

Press Release 01.19.19

Trump Must End the Shutdown He Created

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on President Trump’s remarks today: