Policing Resources

Press Release 06.24.20

Senate Must Go Boldly on Transformative Policing Reform

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate rejected efforts to advance the Republican policing “reform” legislation, the JUSTICE Act:

Press Release 06.23.20

Civil Rights Leaders Urge Opposition to Inept Senate Policing Bill

WASHINGTON – Leading civil rights advocates hosted a press briefing call today to outline why senators must oppose the Republican policing “reform” legislation, the JUSTICE Act. The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote to advance the legislation on Wednesday. Speakers included leaders from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for American Progress.

Press Release 06.22.20

ADVISORY: Civil Rights Leaders Urge Opposition to Inept Senate Policing Bill

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, June 23, at 1:00 p.m. ET, leading civil rights advocates will host a press briefing call to outline why senators must oppose the Republican policing “reform” legislation, the JUSTICE Act. The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote to advance the legislation on Wednesday. Speakers include leaders from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, and Center for American Progress.

Press Release 06.22.20

This Week in Judicial Nominations – 6/22

Donald Trump and the Senate are completely out touch with the nation’s real needs.

Our response to COVID-19 and structural racism, along with a looming election, define who we are as a nation. The American people are in the streets meeting this unprecedented moment to call for justice. Meanwhile, many of our nation’s leaders are failing to act.

Press Release 06.16.20

Senate Must Reimagine Public Safety, Enact Meaningful Reform

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, will call on Congress to bring about transformative policy solutions that promote accountability, reimagine public safety, and respect the dignity of all people. In particular, Gupta points to proposals in the New Era of Public Safety report and Vision for Justice platform that would help build trust between communities and law enforcement, restore confidence, and reimagine a new paradigm of policing. Gupta previously served as the head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

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