Voting Rights News

Press Release 06.11.21

Garland Commits to Protect the Freedom to Vote

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcements today on voting rights:

Press Release 06.11.21

McCurdy to Congress: Every American Must Have Free and Fair Access to the Ballot

WASHINGTON — Jesselyn McCurdy, interim executive vice president of government affairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify before the Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections today on the role polling place quality and restrictions play in free and fair access to the ballot. In her testimony, McCurdy emphasizes the urgency in passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure that every voter, no matter their background or area code, can cast a vote and have it counted.

Press Release 06.8.21

Congress Must Defend Voting Rights by Passing Two Crucial Bills

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 87 national, state, and local organizations, urged Congress to swiftly pass two critical pieces of legislation needed to protect the freedom to vote — the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) and the For the People Act (FTPA). The organizations argue that passing one without the other “simply will not be sufficient to ensure that all Americans — and particularly Americans of color — have meaningful and equal access to the ballot.”

Uncategorized 04.22.21

House Delivers for D.C. Residents, Senate Must Follow

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after today’s passage of H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives

Press Release 03.22.21

Henderson to Congress: DC Residents Must Have a Voice in our Democracy

WASHINGTON — Wade J. Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform today on the urgent need for D.C. statehood. In his testimony, Henderson emphasizes that the continued disenfranchisement of D.C. residents before Congress stands out as the most blatant violation of the most important civil right Americans have: the right to vote.

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.

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