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Press Release 11.20.19

Hate Ends Here: Civil Rights Groups Convene to Demand Action

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, November 20, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, families of Khalid Jabara and Matthew Shepard, and the civil rights community convened to discuss the epidemic of hate in our country and tangible actions for reform. A facilitated discussion led by The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund President and CEO Vanita Gupta commemorated the ten-year anniversary of the passage of the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act and addressed the need to pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act.

Press Release 11.19.19

#LoveGrowsHere: Flower Mural Will Honor Victims of Hate

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and family members of hate crimes victims convened today at Columbus Circle at Union Station to show solidarity with and demand action for victims and survivors of hate crimes throughout the country. An interactive flower mural by artist Nikkolas Smith invites passersby to participate in revealing a powerful message, ultimately demanding that Congress pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act.

Press Release 11.19.19

EVENT: Hate Ends Here: A Community Conversation

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, November 20, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, families of Khalid Jabara and Matthew Shepard, and the civil rights community will come together to foster discussion about the country’s state of hate and tangible actions for reform. Vanita Gupta will facilitate a discussion to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the passage of the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act and address the need to pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act.

Press Release 11.18.19

Civil Rights Groups Demand Trump Fire Stephen Miller

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with other civil rights groups, today called on President Trump to fire White House advisor Stephen Miller for propagating racist, anti-immigrant sentiments. In their letter, the groups state that white nationalist, anti-immigrant ideology should have no place in government, and “the recent exposure of his [Miller’s] deeply-seated racism provides further proof that he is unfit to serve, and he should immediately leave his post.”

Press Release 11.18.19

ADVISORY: Interactive Flower Mural Demands Action for Victims of Hate

WASHINGTON – On November 19, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and other civil rights groups will convene at Columbus Circle near Union Station to show solidarity and demand action for victims and survivors of hate crimes throughout the country. An interactive flower mural by artist Nikkolas Smith will invite passersby to participate in a gradual group reveal of a powerful anti-hate message demanding that Congress pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act.

Press Release 11.14.19

Trump Must Fire White Nationalist Stephen Miller

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement calling on President Trump to fire White House senior advisor Stephen Miller:

Press Release 10.11.19

New Facebook Policy Harms Our Democracy, Says Gupta in Politico

WASHINGTON – In an opinion piece in Politico, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, criticizes Facebook’s move to exempt politicians’ speech from its community standards. Gupta examines how the new policy will allow politicians free rein to spread misinformation and racially divisive content.