Civil Rights Enforcement News

Press Release 01.7.21

Garland Will Restore Honor to the Department of Justice

WASHINGTON – LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Merrick Garland as Attorney General of the United States, Lisa Monaco as Deputy Attorney General, Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General, and Kristen Clarke as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights:

Press Release 12.15.20

Groups Call for a Justice Department Committed to Civil Rights Enforcement

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 80 groups, today issued the following statement on the need for President-elect Joe Biden to name an attorney general of the United States and other senior leadership of the U.S. Department of Justice who have strong records with regard to civil rights enforcement and justice reform:

Press Release 09.24.20

Trump’s Civil Rights Division Is Failing Our Democracy

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing on the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Gupta previously ran the division under President Obama:

Press Release 02.14.19

Barr Must Protect the Rights of All

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of William Barr as U.S. Attorney General:

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