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After Trump’s Attacks, Senate Republicans Must Respect Survivors of Sexual Assault

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the remarks by President Donald J. Trump attacking survivors of sexual assault: “The leader of the Republican party is again blaming sexual assault survivors. This must stop. And it will only stop if members of … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, Nominations, Press Releases, Uncategorized

Following Assault Survivor’s Courageous Disclosure, Senate Must Halt Kavanaugh’s Nomination

Sunday, September 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Christine Blasey Ford’s decision to speak publicly about her assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: “Christine Blasey Ford did not want to make her allegations public, but after her letter was leaked to … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, Nominations, Press Releases, Uncategorized

Civil Rights Awards Dinner Honors ‘Change Agents’

Thursday, May 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights honored inspiring change agents leading the defining movements of the 21st century last night during the annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner. This year’s awardees were: Cecile Richards, lifelong activist and former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Tarana … Read More

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Audio Available: Media Call with Environmental, Civil Rights Advocates on Oldham

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Contact: Laurie Kinney, Laurie@afj.org (202) 464-7367/cell (571) 882-3615 WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 16, at 11 am Eastern, leaders of national environmental and civil rights advocacy organizations held a press call to brief reporters on the anti-environment, anti-civil rights record of Andrew Oldham, nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Oldham currently serves … Read More

Confirmation of Nalbandian Threatens Voting Rights

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of John Nalbandian to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: “John Nalbandian is a partisan and ideological lawyer whose sustained loyalty to ultra conservative interest groups … Read More

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