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Press Release 09.5.19

Civil Rights Leaders: Title VII Must Cover LGBTQ People

WASHINGTON – Two civil rights leaders today outlined in SCOTUSblog why Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Sharon McGowan, chief strategy officer and legal director of Lambda Legal, authored the piece and previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division – with Gupta as acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division and McGowan as principal deputy chief of the Appellate Section.

Press Release 08.15.19

‘Trump Exporting Bigotry’

WASHINGTON – Ashley Allison, executive vice president of campaigns and programs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to Israeli President Netanyahu’s decision to ban Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from Israel following President Trump’s tweet:

Press Release 08.5.19

Civil Rights and Gun Reform Groups Host Rally to Denounce Hate and Demand Action

WASHINGTON - Voto Latino, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, MoveOn, the Service Employees International Union, Labor Council For Latin American Advancement, and American Federation of Teachers will host a joint rally with a coalition of national civil rights and gun violence prevention groups on Tuesday, August 6 at 12:00 PM ET at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C.

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