ADVISORY: Civil Rights Leaders Urge Opposition to Inept Senate Policing Bill

Contact: Shin Inouye, The Leadership Conference, [email protected], 202.869.0398
Nick Morrow, Human Rights Campaign, [email protected], 865.386.8244
Marc Banks, NAACP, [email protected], 443.608.4073
Claudia Montecinos, Center for American Progress, [email protected], 202.815.1041

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, June 23, at 1:00 p.m. ET, leading civil rights advocates will host a press briefing call to outline why senators must oppose the Republican policing “reform” legislation, the JUSTICE Act. The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote to advance the legislation on Wednesday. Speakers include leaders from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, and Center for American Progress.

To RSVP, please email Kenny Yi at [email protected].


Tuesday, June 23 | 1:00 p.m. ET


Vanita Gupta, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Alphonso David, president, Human Rights Campaign
Hilary Shelton, director, NAACP Washington Bureau
Edward K. Chung, vice president, criminal justice, Center for American Progress


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The Leadership Conference and more than 450 other civil rights organizations recently called on congressional leadership to swiftly rectify the legacy of white supremacy and anti-Black racism that has led to police violence against Black people across our country.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations 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 member organizations, visit

 The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

 Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s largest and foremost grassroots civil rights organization. The mission of the NAACP is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. Members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights and social justice in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work by visiting