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News 06.17.21

Juneteenth Must Be Marked with Action

WASHINGTON— Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on President Biden signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, ahead of the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth:

Uncategorized 06.1.21

Black Wall Street Legacy Commemorated in New Resource

WASHINGTON -- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, are launching a new educational resource and PSA commemorating the legacy of Greenwood, the historically Black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma — often referred to as Black Wall Street — that was destroyed by white supremacist mobs over a series of days in 1921. Formally established in 1905, Greenwood was a bustling downtown district created by and for African Americans, where dozens of businesses and churches thrived, despite the rampant racism and Jim Crow laws that attempted to restrict Black progress in the years following Emancipation.

Press Release 05.25.21

Antisemitic Hate Crimes and Violence Must End

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement denouncing the growing rise in antisemitic hate crimes and violence:

Press Release 04.8.21

Congress Must Protect Communities Targeted for Hate

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.

Press Release 02.24.21

Henderson to Congress: Law Enforcement Must Confront White Nationalist Violence

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.

Press Release 02.23.21

Biden Administration Must Protect Mauritanians in the United States

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.

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