Civil and Human Rights Coalition Praises “March 2 Justice,” Calls on Congress to Enact Criminal Justice Reform

Media 04.21,15

WASHINGTON –– Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Justice League’s March 2 Justice, a nine-day pilgrimage from New York to Washington, D.C., to deliver a package of criminal justice reform legislation to Congress. The marchers arrived in Washington earlier today and will hold a rally outside the Capitol Building at 5:00 PM:

“After a 250-mile march from New York, a group of brave social justice activists arrived in Washington today to advocate that Congress pass a package of criminal justice legislation that is vital to fixing our broken justice system. The March 2 Justice’s ‘justice package’ would end racial profiling, demilitarize our police, and shift juvenile justice priorities toward prevention and away from excessive punishment.

National criminal justice reform can’t wait. We thank the marchers for their strength and perseverance and urge Congress to work toward creating a justice system that protects the lives and rights of all Americans.”

Wade Henderson is president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit