WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Arab American Institute, and 87 other civil and human rights organizations released a letter today urging Congress to pass the Jabara-Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality (NO HATE) Act. The legislation was reintroduced today with bipartisan support in the House and will be introduced in the Senate on Monday, April 12.
WASHINGTON — Wade J. Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify before the House Committee on the Judiciary today on the threat of white supremacist domestic terrorism in America. In his testimony, Henderson emphasizes the need for federal law enforcement to prioritize preventing, investigating, and prosecuting white supremacist violence.
WASHINGTON -- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Mauritanian Network for Human Rights in the USA, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and 160 other civil and human rights groups today urged President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas to immediately grant an 18-month Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Mauritania, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and significant human rights violations in the country.
In The Washington Post, Henderson and Deitle Warn Against Harmful New Domestic Terrorism Legislation
WASHINGTON – In a powerful op-ed for The Washington Post, Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Cynthia M. Deitle, the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s director of civil rights reform and a former special agent with the FBI, discuss why Congress should not create a new domestic terrorism charge.
Historic Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris Brings Hope for a Brighter Future
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released the following statement ahead of the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, celebrating the historic change in leadership and the early important victories coming through executive actions in the first 10 days of the new administration.
WASHINGTON – LaShawn Y. Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Twitter’s permanent suspension of Donald Trump’s account: