Economic Security News

Press Release 07.18.19

Congress Moves Closer to Giving Working People a Raise

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 (H.R. 582):

Press Release 07.3.19

Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Protect LGBTQ Workers

WASHINGTON – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and 57 other civil rights organizations filed a “friend of the court” brief today in a trio of cases before the Supreme Court. These combined cases, which the Court will consider next term, examine whether employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity are covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Press Release 05.24.19

HHS Must Protect Health Care Access for All

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule to weaken the non-discrimination protections (Section 1557) of the Affordable Care Act:

Press Release 05.9.19

The Leadership Conference to USCCR: Federal Workplace Needs Clear Processes for Discrimination, Harassment Claims

WASHINGTON – Tamara E. Chrisler, managing director of policy at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify today before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on “Federal Me Too: Examining Sexual Harassment in Government Workplaces.” Chrisler’s testimony highlights the need to create a workplace culture with clear, timely policies for processing discrimination and harassment complaints.

Press Release 05.8.19

Civil Rights Coalition Applauds Committee on Efforts to Close Minority Homeownership Gap, Eliminate Discriminatory Policies: “This is What Oversight Looks Like”

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined by Americans for Financial Reform, submitted testimony today to the House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance at its hearing on “A Review of the State of and Barriers to Minority Homeownership.” The Leadership Conference applauds the chair and the committee for examining policies to address our nation’s troubling racial gap in homeownership and many financial practices that impact communities of color.

Press Release 04.9.19

BE HEARD Act Brings Accountability for Workplace Discrimination

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the introduction of the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act:

Press Release 03.27.19

House Delivers on Equal Pay, Senate Must Act

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act: