Civil Rights Enforcement News

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: 

Uncategorized 04.20.21

George Floyd Should Still Be Here

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement in response to the jury’s conviction of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the murder of George Floyd:

Press Release 04.16.21

Garland Restores Key Accountability Tool

WASHINGTON— Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s rescission of a Trump administration order that essentially ended the Department of Justice’s use of consent decrees:

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:

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