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Press Release 07.10.19

Policy Recommendations Advance Civil Rights in Higher Education

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund today released key recommendations for ways in which policymakers can protect civil rights through higher education policy. The 10 policy briefs, based on The Education Fund’s 2018 civil rights principles, articulate the changes needed to create a higher education system that offers meaningful equal opportunity and success for all students, particularly the historically marginalized.

Press Release 07.2.19

Democracy Wins: Citizenship Question Removed From 2020 Census

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, issued the following statement on the U.S. government’s decision to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census and begin printing the forms:

Press Release 06.14.19

Civil Rights Advocates Highlight the Importance of All Communities Getting Counted in 2020 Census

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference Education Fund, together with Ethnic Media Services, hosted a telephone press briefing today featuring National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, National Urban League, New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), and Community Change and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), to discuss the importance of the 2020 Census to communities of color and the need to ensure everyone gets counted.

Press Release 06.5.19

New Report: 2020 Census Could Miscount Millions of People of Color

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, issued the following statement on the Urban Institute’s recent report showing that the 2020 Census could miscount millions of people of color and young children: