Fighting for an impartial and independent federal judiciary that protects the civil and human rights of all people
Fighting for Fair Courts
The federal courts are profoundly important to securing our rights and freedoms in America. Whether you are concerned with health care, racial justice, women’s freedom, LGBTQ equality, disability rights, protections for immigrants, rights of working people, or access to the ballot box, the judiciary plays a critical role in protecting and defending our civil and human rights.
For democracy to work as it should, judges must be fair, impartial, and committed to achieving the promise inscribed on the Supreme Court: “Equal Justice Under Law.” The Education Fund informs the public about the federal courts and what is at stake in people’s everyday lives and mobilizes participation in defense of a judiciary that recognizes and protects the rights of all people.
ACLU, NATIONAL WOMEN’S LAW CENTER, TIME’S UP AND THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE EDUCATION FUND JOIN FORCES TO PRODUCE “A READ-IN for RBG,” A RUTH BADER GINSBURG CELEBRITY TRIBUTE VIDEO CALLING ON VIEWERS TO VOTE TO HONOR HER LEGACY
NEW YORK, NY – October 15, 2020 – A collection of prominent civil rights organizations today released a powerful new video to honor the remarkable legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
70 Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Protect Rights of Workers at Risk of Discrimination
WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and National Women’s Law Center, along with 67 national, state, and local organizations, filed a “friend of the court” brief today urging the Supreme Court to uphold the rights of workers against discrimination by religious employers.
Supreme Court Blocks Addition of Untested Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled to block the addition of the citizenship question from the 2020 Census:
Courts Change Lives
While Congress makes the laws, it is the federal courts that interpret and uphold those laws as they see fit. While you may never enter a courtroom, what happens behind those doors can have a direct impact on your life and the lives of those around you.
When judges do not rule fairly and independently, people of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups feel a disproportionate impact on their lives. And since these seats are lifetime positions, judicial confirmations have lasting effects for generations.