Equal Opportunity 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 10.7.20

Civil Rights Groups and Allies Condemn White House Move to Censor Race and Gender Equity Training

Washington, DC, October 7, 2020 – 121 civil rights groups and allies, including NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the National Women’s Law Center condemn the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping issued by President Trump on September 22, 2020. The Executive Order is a blatant effort to perpetuate and codify a deeply flawed and skewed version of American history.

Press Release 08.20.20

30 Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Anti-Discrimination Laws, Support Same-Sex Foster Parents

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, along with 27 national, state, and local organizations, filed a “friend of the court” brief today urging the Supreme Court to affirm and reiterate that private entities that receive taxpayer-funded government contracts must follow anti-discrimination provisions

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 06.19.19

In Providence Journal Op-ed, Vanita Gupta Makes the Case for the Equality Act

WASHINGTON – In a Providence Journal op-ed, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, makes the case for the Equality Act, which ensures that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have equal access to their rights under the law.

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