WASHINGTON – On March 9, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Vanita Gupta’s nomination to serve as the next associate attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). She has spent her career fighting successfully for greater equity in the criminal legal system and advancing the rights and dignity of every person in America. Her credibility precedes her, and as such, widespread support has poured in from civil and human rights organizations, law enforcement, conservative groups, and many others across the country.
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Civil Rights Corps will convene advocates, celebrities, directly impacted leaders, and policymakers for a virtual summit to outline their unified vision to reimagine public safety and transform the criminal legal system on February 19 at 12 noon ET.
WASHINGTON – LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Merrick Garland as Attorney General of the United States, Lisa Monaco as Deputy Attorney General, Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General, and Kristen Clarke as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights:
LDF, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Open Society Policy Center, and Center for Policing Equity Issue Statement on Release of President Trump’s Law Enforcement Commission Report
WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report from the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, despite the U.S. District Court’s decision that the Commission had violated the law. In response, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Open Society Policy Center, and the Center for Policing Equity issued the following joint statement:
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 80 groups, today issued the following statement on the need for President-elect Joe Biden to name an attorney general of the United States and other senior leadership of the U.S. Department of Justice who have strong records with regard to civil rights enforcement and justice reform:
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 116th United States Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, scores votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing on the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Gupta previously ran the division under President Obama: