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Leadership Conference Announces Vanita Gupta as New President and CEO

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights on Thursday announced that it and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, had selected civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta to assume the leadership of both organizations. The chairs of the two organizations’ boards made the announcement after a joint board meeting to ratify … Read More

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Who We’re Honoring at the 2015 Humphrey Award Dinner

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

On May 13, the civil and human rights community will honor former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., long-time activist Laura Murphy, and former Sen. Bob Dole with its highest honor, the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award, for their commitment to equal justice under the law. The Honorable Eric H. Holder, … Read More

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Spotlight on Humphrey Honoree: Sen. Tom Harkin

Friday, May 2, 2014

On May 15, the civil and human rights community will honor Sen. Tom Harkin with its highest honor, the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award, for his lifelong commitment to equality and equal opportunity. Throughout 10 years in the House of Representatives, three decades in the Senate, and in his current role as … Read More

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In Memoriam: Common Cause President Bob Edgar

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bob Edgar, president and CEO of Common Cause, passed away suddenly this morning in his home. He was 69 years of age. Edgar served Pennsylvania in Congress from 1975 to 1987 and simultaneously led the National Council of Churches. He became the president and CEO of Common Cause in May 2007 after serving on Common … Read More

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