Voting Rights News

Press Release 10.20.21

The Senate Fails to Protect Our Freedom to Vote

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance the Freedom to Vote Act to a full floor debate:

Press Release 08.16.21

Henderson to Congress: Ongoing Crisis of Racial Discrimination in Our Voting Systems Demands Action

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, testified today before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on the ongoing crisis of racial discrimination in the nation’s voting systems. Providing documententation of current day voting discrimination in states across the country, Henderson highlighted the urgent need for Congress to swiftly pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Press Release 08.15.21

In The Washington Post, Henderson and Podesta Call For Filibuster Reform to Protect the Freedom to Vote

WASHINGTON — In a powerful op-ed in The Washington Post titled “We once backed using the filibuster. Now it must be reformed,” Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and John Podesta, the founder and chair of the board of directors for the Center for American Progress, argue that the Senate must reform the filibuster in order to protect the freedom to vote for all Americans.

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