Civil Rights Enforcement News

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:

Uncategorized 01.28.19

79 Groups to Senators: Barr Would Be Sessions 2.0 and Must be Opposed

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s scheduled vote Tuesday, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 78 civil rights, religious, and progressive groups sent a letter to the Senate opposing William Barr’s nomination to be U.S. Attorney General.

Press Release 01.10.19

AUDIO: Senators Must Determine Whether AG Nominee Barr Will Enforce Civil Rights

WASHINGTON – Ahead of Attorney General nominee William Barr’s confirmation hearings next week, civil rights organizations held a press call today to discuss the Department of Justice’s important civil rights enforcement role and the need for the Senate Judiciary Committee to determine whether Barr is committed to upholding the civil rights of all people.