Economic Security News

Press Release 09.5.19

Civil Rights Leaders: Title VII Must Cover LGBTQ People

WASHINGTON – Two civil rights leaders today outlined in SCOTUSblog why Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Sharon McGowan, chief strategy officer and legal director of Lambda Legal, authored the piece and previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division – with Gupta as acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division and McGowan as principal deputy chief of the Appellate Section.

Press Release 08.16.19

Trump Administration is Making Housing Discrimination Great Again

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule to amend the agency’s “disparate impact” regulations that provide anti-discrimination protections to people of color, women, and others:

Press Release 07.31.19

Trump Administration Must End Attack on Civil Rights Enforcement

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on reports that the Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to issue a proposed rule to amend the agency’s “disparate impact” regulations that provide anti-discrimination protections to people of color, women, and others:

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.

Splash Image