The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Issues Scorecard for 116th Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shin Inouye, [email protected], 202.869.0398
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 116th United States Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, scores votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.
The scores show that 230 representatives and 45 senators support 90 percent or more of votes that advance civil and human rights.
“As we near the end of the 116th Congress, we look back at the incredible strides made in the fight for civil and human rights,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference. “As we approach the end of this session, we will move with a renewed sense of vigor, ensuring that we work with our allies in Congress to strengthen our democracy and create lasting pathways to equality for all people in America.”
This Voting Record examines 36 House and 46 Senate votes taken by members of Congress from January 2019 through October 2020. It addresses civil rights issues including the census, voting, economic security, education, workers’ rights, health care, immigration, key judicial and executive branch nominations, and more.
For five decades, the Voting Record has played a critical role in educating the public about important civil rights issues as well as encouraging them to engage in informed conversations with their elected representatives. To find out how senators and representatives voted on key issues during the 116th Congress, view the Voting Record here.
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 www.civilrights.org.