Voting Rights News

Uncategorized 02.18.21

In SCOTUSBlog, Warren Raises Critical Issues at Stake in Key Voting Rights Case

WASHINGTON – In a piece for SCOTUSBlog, LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, explains the importance of the upcoming oral argument in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, which concerns racially discriminatory voting laws in Arizona.

Press Release 01.19.21

Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Protect Voting Rights

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, along with 52 national, state, and local organizations, filed a “friend of the court” brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which plays a vital role in ensuring that minority voters have equal access to the ballot. 

Press Release 01.6.21

New Senate Majority Has Mandate For Sweeping Reforms

WASHINGTON – LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the results in the U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia were announced:

Uncategorized 01.6.21

Congress Must Reject Partisan Efforts to Subvert Democracy 

WASHINGTON – LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding efforts by some Republicans to challenge the Electoral College results:

Press Release 12.30.20

McConnell’s Sham Election Commission Addition to Pandemic Relief Is Disgraceful

WASHINGTON – LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s legislation that ties $2,000 stimulus payments to the creation of a sham commission to study so-called election fraud:

Press Release 11.17.20

Congress Must Investigate Senator Lindsey Graham’s Conduct

WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Voting Rights Task Force — NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law — issued the following statement regarding the recent allegations against Sen. Lindsey Graham of putting pressure on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and other state officials to discard legally cast ballots.

Splash Statement