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Press Release 11.19.21

Senate Must Expeditiously Pass the Build Back Better Act

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, H.R. 5376: 

Press Release 11.19.21

Senate Must Expeditiously Pass the Build Back Better Act

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, H.R. 5376: 

Press Release 10.22.21

Lenders Must Continue to be Held Accountable for Discriminatory Practices

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Lisa Rice, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, issued the following joint statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its Combatting Redlining Initiative, and the DOJ, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Trustmark National Bank’s deliberate discrimination against Black and Hispanic families: 

Press Release 09.21.21

Civil Rights Groups Call On Supreme Court to Strike Down Mississippi’s Attack on Roe v. Wade

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —A Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks will have a devastating impact on women with low incomes and Black women, according to an amicus brief filed in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and 16 other prominent civil rights organizations on Monday. 

Press Release 08.30.21

Legal Community Can Help During Housing and Evictions Crisis

WASHINGTON — Rob Randhava, senior policy counsel for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s call on the legal community to volunteer to help confront the ongoing housing and evictions crisis:

Press Release 08.27.21

Congress Must Protect Millions from Eviction 

WASHINGTON – Rob Randhava, senior policy counsel for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium, set to expire October 3, 2021:

Press Release 06.17.21

Supreme Court Rejects Broad Taxpayer-Funded License to Discriminate

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled that Philadelphia’s contract with Catholic Social Services was impermissible under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment: 

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