Press & Media

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Press Release 01.17.19

Civil Rights Groups Shame Department of Education for Reinstating ECA

WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 12 national and local education and civil rights groups sent a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education regarding the reaccreditation of the Education Corporation of America (ECA), a for-profit academic institution that historically and disproportionately disenfranchises black and brown students.

Press Release 01.14.19

Rao is Unfit to Serve As a Federal Judge

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

Press Release 01.10.19

AUDIO: Senators Must Determine Whether AG Nominee Barr Will Enforce Civil Rights

WASHINGTON – Ahead of Attorney General nominee William Barr’s confirmation hearings next week, civil rights organizations held a press call today to discuss the Department of Justice’s important civil rights enforcement role and the need for the Senate Judiciary Committee to determine whether Barr is committed to upholding the civil rights of all people.