Press Release 12.6.19

Civil Rights Groups: The “Fairness for All” Act is an Affront to Existing Protections, Treats LGBTQ People and Women as Second-Class Individuals

WASHINGTON -- Today, national advocacy groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Center for American Progress (CAP), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLAAD, Lambda Legal, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Black Justice Coalition (BJC), National Fair Housing Alliance, National Partnership for Women and Families, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), PFLAG National and the Transgender Law Center expressed strong opposition to the so-called “Fairness For All” Act, as introduced in Congress. If enacted, this bill would undermine civil rights protections for women, people of color, people of faith and create substandard protections for LGBTQ people. In a joint statement, the groups wrote:

Press Release 12.3.19

‘We Are Democracy’ Conference to Focus on 2020 and Civil and Human Rights

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will hold a “We Are Democracy” conference on December 5, 2019, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET. Key rights leaders, journalists, and legal experts will discuss what is at stake in 2020 for democracy, justice, inclusion, and opportunity.

Press Release 10.11.19

Civil Rights Activists Call for Accountability and Transparency in Dallas Policing

WASHINGTON – Lynda Garcia, policing campaign director of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the first Community Police Oversight Board (CPOB) meeting in Dallas this week. The Dallas Police Department and CPOB convened after the murder of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the murder trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger: