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Uncategorized 10.7.20

Civil Rights Groups Urge Barr to Protect Voters from White Supremacist Threats at the Polls

WASHINGTON – In reaction to comments by Trump in recent weeks, members of white nationalist gangs seemingly feel emboldened to commit more acts of violence to interfere with the election. In response to this threat, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and 56 other national and state organizations urged U.S. Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray to protect Americans from the threat of white supremacists as early in-person voting continues in several states.

Press Release 09.24.20

Trump’s Civil Rights Division Is Failing Our Democracy

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing on the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Gupta previously ran the division under President Obama:

Uncategorized 09.23.20

Senate Must Reject Wolf’s Nomination as Secretary of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON—Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement as the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs considers the nomination of Chad Wolf to be the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:

Press Release 09.18.20

Trump Cannot Stop People from Learning American History

WASHINGTON—Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s recent attempt to ban diversity trainings, censor the teaching of American history, and scare those who dare to engage in honest conversations:

Press Release 08.25.20

Civil Rights Groups Voice Support for Southern Poverty Law Center

WASHINGTON – In response to a resolution adopted by the Republican National Committee “refuting the legitimacy of the Southern Poverty Law Center to identify hate groups,” and saying that “the federal government should not view [SPLC] as a legitimate foundation equipped to provide actionable information,” 25 civil rights groups issued the following statement:

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