Economic Security News

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 07.29.20

Civil Rights Groups Call for Strong Guardrails in Hiring Assessment Technologies

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and more than 24 civil rights, employment, and privacy organizations today introduced principles to guide the development, use, auditing, and oversight of hiring assessment technologies. The groups urge policymakers, vendors, and employers to protect the civil rights of working people by ensuring new assessment tools that rely on algorithms and artificial intelligence do not further entrench decades of discrimination. Without guardrails in place, new assessments threaten to perpetuate unjust hiring practices based on race, ethnicity, sex, disability, age, and other factors.

Press Release 07.20.20

Advocates Object to Leader McConnell’s Demand for Blanket Corporate Liability Immunity

WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has unveiled his plan to give sweeping liability immunity to corporations that fail to take reasonable steps to keep workers and consumers safe. As the COVID-19 crisis worsens thanks to the current administration’s failure to offer clear and enforceable standards, blanket immunity would actually increase infection rates, make consumers and workers feel less safe, and prolong the pandemic. Strong opposition to this dangerous proposal from consumers, workers, communities of color, and more were discussed on a press call with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, SEIU, Public Citizen, and the American Association for Justice.

Press Release 07.7.20

CFPB Rule Will Let Predatory Lending Increase

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) final rule on payday and car-title lending:

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