Civil and Human Rights Coalition Scores the 115th Congress

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Shin Inouye, 202.869.0398, inouye@civilrights.org

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its ratings for every member of the 115th 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 Voting Record grades members of Congress on 32 House and 42 Senate votes taken through October 2018 addressing such civil rights issues as criminal justice, economic security, education, workers’ rights, health care, immigration, key judicial and executive branch nominations, and more.

Overall, the ratings show that 155 representatives and 44 senators support 90 percent or more of votes that would make our nation more fair, equal, and just. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.

“Legislation and nominations during this Congress demonstrated a sweeping affront to the protection of civil and human rights on several key issues, including immigration, criminal justice, and judicial nominations,” said Kristine Lucius, executive vice president of policy at The Leadership Conference. “We urge members of Congress to place country over party to address serious threats to our civil and human rights.”

For more than four decades, the Voting Record has played a critical role in educating the public about important civil rights issues as well as encouraging them to engage in informed conversations with their members of Congress. To find out how your senators and representative voted on key issues during the 115th Congress, view the Voting Record here.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org