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Press Release 05.26.20

Civil Rights Groups on the Killing of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Black Visions Collective, The Native American Community Development Institute, and UNIDOS MN issued the following joint statement on the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police:

Press Release 05.20.20

281 Groups Call for Health Care Access to Protect All

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Center for Transgender Equality and the 279 undersigned organizations issued the following statement today in response to news that the Trump administration is preparing to publish a final rule that would dramatically undermine the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provisions:

Press Release 05.15.20

CHC, CAPAC Chairs and Civil Rights Leaders Highlight Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrants and Families of Color

WASHINGTON – On Monday, May 18 at 3 PM ET, the chairs of the Congressional Asian Pacific American and Hispanic Caucuses will join civil rights leaders on Facebook Live for a discussion about COVID-19 legislative responses and the pandemic’s disparate impact on immigrants and families of color. The CARES Act excluded these communities by denying them basic health care and economic security — despite their being on the front lines fighting the pandemic. However, the new HEROES Act attempts to rectify those mistakes.

Press Release 05.14.20

Justice Department Must Investigate Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Campaign, Muslim Advocates, NAACP, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, along with 110 additional organizations committed to racial justice and civil rights, called on the U.S. Department of Justice to open a full and thorough hate crimes investigation into the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The groups also called on the DOJ to conduct a federal civil rights pattern or practice investigation into the local district attorneys, as well as the Glynn County Police Department, for systemic constitutional abuses.

Press Release 05.13.20

Congress Must Pass HEROES Act to Lift and Protect All Communities

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the COVID-19 relief package, the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” or the HEROES Act: