The Leadership Conference Releases Scorecard for the 117th Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 117th U.S. Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, reflects the votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative and nominations priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.
“The Senate made history with the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson and the House passed an affirmative civil and human rights agenda that unfortunately has largely not yet become law,” said Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference. “Our voting record details the accomplishments and unfinished business of the 117th Congress. We will continue to use our collective voice to secure our freedoms and improve our lives, so we all win. We urge each member of Congress to support these priorities in the final weeks of this session.”
This Voting Record examines 31 House and 67 Senate votes taken by members of Congress from January 2021 through September 2022. It addresses several civil rights issues including the census, voting, economic security, education, workers’ rights, health care, immigration, key judicial and executive branch nominations, and more. Overall, 222 House members and 48 senators supported our positions on more than 95 percent of the votes included in the Voting Record.
The Leadership Conference also recently commissioned a poll conducted by brilliant corners Research and Strategies that revealed that while many Americans are concerned about democracy and fear it may not exist in the near future, they remain hopeful and recognize there is strength in numbers. Overall takeaways from the Civil Rights Monitor Survey are available here.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 230 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.