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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:

Press Release 09.19.19

The Leadership Conference Urges Congress to Make Public Safety a Priority

WASHINGTON – Lynda Garcia, policing campaign director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify today before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary’s oversight hearing on policing practices. Garcia’s testimony underscores the importance of public safety for all communities and emphasizes the critical need to implement transformative policing practices to increase accountability and build community trust.

Press Release 09.18.19

ADVISORY: Advocates Gather to Discuss Policing Reform Groundwork in Dallas

DALLAS – It’s time to rethink public safety and renew community trust. On September 21, 2019 at 12 p.m. CDT, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will host a panel discussion on “Bridging the Gap: Past, Present, and Future of Policing in Dallas” to introduce the organizations’ Policing Campaign, report and toolkit for Dallas to advance 21st century and data-driven best practices in policing.

Press Release 08.20.19

Facebook ‘Bias’ Audit Misses the Mark

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Facebook’s audit regarding so-called anti-conservative bias:

Press Release 05.17.19

Rev. William Barber, Chad Griffin Honored at Civil and Human Rights Coalition’s Humphrey Dinner

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights hosted its annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award dinner on Wednesday. At the event, the civil rights coalition bestowed its highest honor, the Humphrey award, upon the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and presented the Chairperson’s award to Chad Griffin, the outgoing president of the Human Rights Campaign.