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Press Release 04.1.19

#CountMeIn: National Day of Action Pushes for a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

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.

Press Release 03.28.19

Policing Reform Campaign Urges ‘New Era’ of Public Safety

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.

Press Release 03.28.19

Civil Rights Groups: 2020 Census Must be Fair and Accurate

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 Release 03.22.19

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.

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