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Advocates Say Election Shows that Americans Want a Federal Budget that Protects the Middle Class

Thursday, November 8, 2012

In an open letter to President Obama and Congress that ran in today’s Washington Post, a broad range of civil rights, labor, and progressive leaders urged them to “focus on rebuilding the middle class and strengthening our economy by investing in jobs, not cuts.” “Voters rejected cutting Social Security, health care and education to pay … Read More

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Senators Introduce Clean Ports Act of 2011 to Improve Labor, Environmental Conditions at the Nation’s Ports

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights welcomed the Senate introduction last week of the Clean Ports Act to address growing labor and environmental concerns at many of the nation’s ports and nearby communities. The Clean Ports Act, introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, D. N.Y., and Charles Schumer, D. N.Y., would empower local ports … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls for a ‘Clean Extension’ of Unemployment Benefits, Payroll Tax Cut

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

With the financial security of millions of unemployed Americans on the line, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is calling on Congress to renew a payroll tax cut and extend emergency unemployment benefits for 12 months without adding unnecessary and harmful provisions. The recent vote in the House of Representatives on a Republican … Read More

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Millions Counting on Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More than six million Americans are facing the potential loss of a financial lifeline if Congress fails to pass an extension of emergency unemployment benefits which expires on December 31. The recently introduced Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act is awaiting action in Congress. Like previous emergency extensions, the bill would allow laid-off workers to collect up … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Opposes Balanced Budget Amendments in U.S. Senate

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is opposing efforts in the U.S. Senate to pass a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the Constitution. Echoing arguments recently made to House members, Wade Henderson, president & CEO of The Leadership Conference, and Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference, today sent a letter … Read More

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