Catherine Lhamon Will Protect and Advance Students’ Civil Rights
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Charmaine Riley, [email protected], 202.548.7166
WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after President Biden announced his intent to nominate Catherine Lhamon for assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education:
“Catherine Lhamon is an exemplary nominee for assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education. Her demonstrated record of support for civil rights law and marginalized communities throughout her career combined with her familiarity of the Office for Civil Rights makes her eminently qualified to protect students from discrimination. We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Catherine Lhamon to guarantee the Education Department achieves its mission to advance public education and ensure equal educational opportunity.”
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.