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Press Release 11.17.21

Congress Must Censure Rep. Gosar For Posting Violent, Reprehensible Video

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the House resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar for posting an animated video depicting him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden.

Press Release 09.22.21

39 Human and Civil Rights Leaders Tell President Biden: “Your Administration Stands at a Precipice”

WASHINGTON — Leaders of 39 human and civil rights organizations delivered the following letter to the White House on Tuesday evening to oppose the Biden administration’s violent expulsions of Haitian asylum seekers at the U.S-Mexico border and its recent move to appeal a federal court ruling that would have brought an end to additional expulsions of asylum-seeking families. The leaders warn the administration that these recent actions represent an inflection point for the president's commitment to human rights and racial justice, and threaten to cement Biden’s legacy as a president who continued, rather than stopped, the Trump administration’s dismantling of the U.S. asylum system and targeting of Black, Brown and Indigenous immigrant communities.

Press Release 08.11.21

Flagrant Anti-Muslim Bias Weaponized Against SBA Nominee

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, and prominent civil rights, Jewish, and faith-based organizations and leaders today strongly denounced flagrant anti-Muslim animus targeting Dilawar Syed and his historic nomination for deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In a letter to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), the organizations and leaders called on the committee to take swift action and vote on Mr. Syed’s nomination.

Uncategorized 08.3.21

Henderson to Congress: Hold White Nationalists Accountable for Domestic Terrorism

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify today in front of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the threat of white nationalist domestic terrorism in America. In his testimony, Henderson will emphasize the need for federal law enforcement to marshal all existing resources available to prioritize addressing white nationalist violence.

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:

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