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In New York Times Op-Ed, Leadership Conference President and CEO Vanita Gupta Calls Out Pence-Kobach Voter Suppression Commission Ahead of First Meeting

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – As the Pence-Kobach Commission convenes for the first time today, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, penned an op-ed in the New York Times calling out the commission for its efforts to suppress voter turnout, and urging state elections officials to stop the looming purge of voter rolls across the … Read More

Categories: Press Releases, Voting Rights

Letter to Secretaries of State regarding Pence Kobach Commission Data Request

Thursday, July 6, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: United States Secretaries of State Dear Secretary of State: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (“The Leadership Conference”), a diverse coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Voting Rights

More Than 100 Groups Call on Secretaries of State to Protect Voter Rights by Rejecting Pence-Kobach Request for Sensitive Voter Data

Thursday, July 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with more than 100 groups, today sent a letter to state elections officials, including 51 Secretaries of State and 13 election administrators, applauding those who have resisted Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s recent request for sensitive voter information, … Read More

Categories: Press Releases, Voting Rights

Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Trump-Pence-Kobach Voter Suppression Efforts are Underway

Thursday, June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON—Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following the issuance of two letters by the Trump administration that indicate it is laying the groundwork for mass voter purges. In a letter sent by the Department of Justice to states covered by the National Voter … Read More

Categories: Press Releases, Voting Rights