Covid-19

Press Release 09.28.20

Congress Must Pass Revised HEROES Act to Protect All Communities 

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House introduction of the revised COVID-19 relief package, the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act,” or the HEROES Act: 

Press Release 08.28.20

Congress Must Protect Democracy, Ensure Safe Voting During COVID-19

WASHINGTON – In testimony before the House Administration Committee, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will call on Congress to take steps to ensure that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) operates at full capacity. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, voters should not be forced to choose between their health and their fundamental right to vote, as occurred in many of the recent primary elections. Gupta, who previously served as the head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, will underscore that all communities, particularly those who have faced barriers to the ballot like people of color, must have their voices heard in the upcoming November election.

Press Release 08.22.20

House Delivers for Post Office, Senate Must Follow

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the bipartisan passage of the “Delivering for America Act”(H.R. 8015) by the House of Representatives:

Press Release 08.20.20

In Military Times, Gupta and Butler Urge Support for Post Office and Democracy

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed for Military Times, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, urge support for the United States Postal Service and our elections – two key parts of our democracy. The leaders urge Congress to hold the administration accountable and demand accountability from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

Press Release 08.13.20

125 Groups Urge Congressional Action on the MORE Act

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Drug Policy Alliance, and 123 other national and state organizations today called on House Leadership to swiftly advance the bipartisan Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R. 3884) to the House floor when Congress returns in September. The MORE Act, the most comprehensive marijuana justice legislation to be considered in Congress, is needed now more than ever to alleviate economic hardship caused by COVID-19 and meet the calls for justice reform echoing all across America.

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