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Uncategorized 04.25.22

The Leadership Conference Education Fund Releases Federal Civil Rights Data Collection Report

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund today released “Information Nation: The Need for Improved Federal Civil Rights Data Collection.” The new report urges the Biden administration to restore and expand the scope, frequency, and public accessibility of federal data collections, in order to identify equity gaps and solutions to remedy them.

Press Release 04.6.22

Civil Rights and Community Leaders Address Governor Youngkin’s Whitewashing of History 

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund, NAACP, and People For the American Way today held a telephone press briefing to launch the Black History Is American History campaign, an initiative to elevate the central role of Black history in America’s history and push back on the whitewashing efforts of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. The speakers called for parents and educators to use Governor Youngkin’s so-called “tip line” to voice their support for an inclusive curriculum and teaching that provides students with the accurate information they need to lead a diverse Virginia into the future. 

Press Release 04.6.22

Black History Is American History Campaign Launched in Response to Governor Youngkin’s Whitewashing 

WASHINGTON – In response to Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s so-called “tip line” to report teacher behavior and his executive order prohibiting the teaching of so-called “inherently divisive concepts,” The Leadership Conference Education Fund, NAACP, and People For the American Way today launched the Black History Is American History campaign, an initiative to elevate the central role of Black history in America’s history and push back on the whitewashing efforts of Governor Youngkin. The campaign will share directly with the governor’s office the widespread support for inclusive curriculum and teaching that provides students with the accurate information they need to lead a diverse Virginia into the future. 

Press Release 03.17.22

‘Vote for Justice’ Urges Transformative Change at the Polls

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Leadership Conference Education Fund is launching Vote for Justice, a diverse, nonpartisan campaign under the Vision for Justice platform that aims to educate voters about the connection between justice, voting, and other acts of civic participation. The campaign’s goal is to motivate voters to educate their communities about the crucial roles elected officials have in our criminal-legal system and encourage individuals to vote and take part in other acts of civic participation.

Press Release 03.8.22

Maya Wiley to Head The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights announced today that it and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, have selected civil rights attorney and activist, and NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst Maya Wiley to assume the leadership of both organizations. The chairs of the two organizations’ boards made the announcement after a joint board meeting to ratify the consensus recommendation of a 15-member joint board search committee. Wiley will hold the titles of president and CEO of both organizations and officially assume the roles on May 2, 2022.

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