LGBTQ Rights

Wisconsin Civil Rights Leaders Speak Against Troubling Vote on Brennan

Monday, May 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – Wisconsin civil rights leaders today held a telephone press briefing in opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Michael Brennan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Senate is expected to vote this week on Brennan’s nomination to be a lifetime judge. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a cloture petition … Read More

Pompeo Must Commit to Represent All, Promote Human Rights

Thursday, April 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Michael Pompeo as Secretary of State: “The Secretary of State is our nation’s top diplomat, who must represent all in America and promote human rights abroad. Mike Pompeo has … Read More

Letter of Concern on the Nomination of Sharon Gustafson to Serve as General Counsel of the EEOC

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 455 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security, LGBTQ Rights

Leaders and Advocates: Duncan and Vitter Are Unfit to Serve as Judges in Louisiana

Monday, April 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, civil rights leaders and Louisiana advocates held a telephone press briefing in opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Stuart Kyle Duncan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Wendy Vitter to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Click here for a recording of the call. … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases

Civil and Human Rights Groups Urge Senate to Reject Pompeo

Monday, April 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights joined 54 other civil and human rights groups in urging U.S. Senate opposition to the confirmation of Secretary of State nominee Michael Pompeo. The groups noted Pompeo’s troubling history of statements and policy positions, which imperils his ability to represent all in America and to … Read More