WASHINGTON - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and 49 civil rights, public interest, labor, faith, and technology organizations issued the below statement ahead of today’s White House summit with technology companies on violent online extremism:
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. House members held this critical vote following Barr and Ross’s refusal to comply with the Committee on Oversight and Reform’s investigation into the Trump administration’s pretext for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census:
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Facebook’s civil rights audit:
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled to block the addition of the citizenship question from the 2020 Census:
In CNN Op-ed, Republican Former Assistant AG Insists Trump Administration Citizenship Question Case is a Sham
WASHINGTON – In a CNN op-ed, John R. Dunne, former assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Justice Department, insists the Trump administration’s case to keep the citizenship question on the census to help enforce the Voting Rights Act, is a sham.
ADVISORY – Press Call: The 2020 Census Citizenship Question and the Supreme Court Decision: What Does This Mean for Communities of Color?
WASHINGTON – On Friday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET, leading civil rights organizations and census experts will host a telephone press briefing to discuss the pending Supreme Court citizenship question decision, the recent Urban Institute report and efforts to ensure a fair and accurate count for all communities.
AZ Mayor and GWU Researcher Warn of Devastating Consequences of Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With a decision coming down from the Supreme Court regarding the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census this month, communities across all sectors, including business owners and local governments, are bracing for how this ruling could affect them. As Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus, pointed out, if the Supreme Court chooses to add a citizenship question to the census, businesses throughout the country—and the economy at large – could face devastating consequences. More than a dozen companies — including Uber, Lyft, Univision, Warby Parker, Postmates, Ben & Jerry’s and Levi Strauss — have voiced their opposition and signed an amicus brief outlining their concerns about the impact of adding this question.
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s assertion of executive privilege to block Congressional access to documents on the addition of an untested citizenship question to the 2020 Census: