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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Welcomes Reintroduction of Voting Rights Advancement Act

Thursday, June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON—Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the reintroduction of the Voting Rights Advancement Act by Senator Patrick Leahy and Congresswoman Terri Sewell: “We welcome the reintroduction of the Voting Rights Advancement Act and urge Congress to pass this critical legislation. Since the … Read More

Categories: Press Releases, Voting Rights

Texas Voter ID Law Ruled Intentionally Discriminatory

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A federal district court in Texas on Monday ruled that Texas’ strict voter ID law “was passed with a discriminatory purpose in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.” It was the fifth time a federal court ruled against the law. The law, S.B. 14, was initially blocked in August 2012 under a … Read More

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New Video Highlights Jeff Sessions’ War on Voting Rights in Alabama

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference on Human and Civil Rights released a video highlighting Sessions’ attempt to jail Alabama civil rights workers who were registering black voters in 1985. The video features one of Sessions’ victims, Evelyn Turner, discussing how she was targeted for wrongful prosecution for helping elderly Black voters. In the video, … Read More

Categories: Nominations, Press Releases, Voting Rights

214 Civil and Human Rights Organizations Express Continued Concern about Sessions Nomination

Monday, January 30, 2017

Recipient: Senator Charles Grassley View the PDF of this letter here.  Dear Chairman Grassley: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, and the 213 undersigned organizations, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Nominations, Voting Rights

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds North Carolina Voting Rights Ruling, Laments Arduous Litigation Caused by Shelby

Friday, July 29, 2016

WASHINGTON—Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to today’s unanimous decision holding that North Carolina’s monster voter suppression law intentionally discriminated against voters of color:  “Today’s decision is an important victory for the countless North Carolina voters of color who were discriminated … Read More

Categories: Press Releases, Voting Rights