WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, released the following statement following oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on the dispute over Commerce Secretary Ross’ decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census:
The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund Welcome Berenice Bonilla Cortés as Managing Director of Communications
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcomed Berenice Bonilla Cortés as Managing Director of Communications.
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcomed Ron Goines as the Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Relations and Rafael Medina as a Communications Manager.
WASHINGTON – One year before the 2020 Census will be in full swing, leading civil rights groups marked today as a national day of action to push for a fair and accurate count. Census Counts, a collaborative campaign made up of more than 15 national organizations and community partners in 30 states, is employing a digital push and pledge to ensure every person is counted in 2020. Across the country, national and local organizations are hosting more than 50 events to educate their communities about the 2020 Census.
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund today launched a new campaign, “New Era of Public Safety” featuring groundbreaking tools to increase trust, fairness, justice, and mutual respect between police departments and the communities they serve. The campaign guidebook and toolkit offer community-centered policy solutions to equip U.S. communities and police departments with best practices and recommendations for adopting 21st century policing models, including tools for advocacy. The campaign launch will include a Washington, D.C. kickoff event, featuring leading voices in activism, law enforcement, and journalism.
WASHINGTON – Civil rights leaders and census experts held a press call today to announce a national day of action on April 1 to elevate the importance of a fair and accurate 2020 Census. That day marks one year from Census Day, when the census will be in full swing. The U.S. Constitution requires a census every ten years to ensure equal representation for all communities. Census data also influence the allocation of more than $800 billion in federal resources. It is imperative that the government counts every person in our country equally well.
PRESS CALL: National, Local Civil Rights Groups Announce Day of Action to Ensure Fair and Accurate 2020 Census
WASHINGTON - On Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET, leading civil rights organizations and census experts will host a telephone press briefing to announce a national day of action on April 1 to elevate the importance of a fair and accurate 2020 Census. That day marks one year from Census Day, when the census will be in full swing.
EVENT: The Leadership Conference Education Fund to Launch National Policing Campaign for a New Era of Public Safety
WASHINGTON – Now, more than ever, is the time to rethink public safety and renew community trust. On March 28, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET, The Leadership Conference Education Fund will present a “New Era of Public Safety” and kick off the organization’s Policing Campaign, report, and toolkit for communities across the country to advance 21st century and data-driven best practices in policing.
WASHINGTON – The federal government’s persistent failure to protect data can undermine efforts to remedy the wage gap, weaken our ability to address criminal justice trends, and otherwise harm civil rights enforcement, according to a new report.
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, released the following statement on today’s House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross regarding the 2020 Census: