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Press Release 04.29.19

The Leadership Conference Education Fund Welcomes New Board Chair, Members

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund announced Carolyn Osolinik as new board chair, and the addition of James Rucker, co-founder of Citizen Engagement Lab; Stephanie Valencia, co-founder of EquisLabs; and Dr. Dorian Warren, president of Community Change and Community Change Action, to the board. The Education Fund also announced the departure of longtime board chair William “Bill” Robinson, former executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and longtime board member Dr. Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Press Release 04.25.19

Voting Rights Campaign Pushes for Reform at Ohio Field Hearing

CLEVELAND – Mike Brickner, Ohio state director of All Voting is Local, a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, will testify before the House Administration Committee’s Subcommittee on Elections today during its “Voting Rights and Election Administration in Ohio” field hearing. In his testimony, Brickner emphasizes efforts to undercut voting rights in Ohio and urges policy makers to protect equal access to the ballot box.

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.