Equal Opportunity

Equal opportunity means taking positive steps to end discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, and to create new opportunities that were previously denied qualified minorities and women.

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Oppose the Nomination of Patrick Pizzella to be Deputy Secretary of Labor

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. Recipient: U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of approximately 200 national advocacy organizations, I am writing to express our opposition to the confirmation of Patrick … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Equal Opportunity

Leadership Conference letter regarding EEOC nominees

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of approximately 200 national advocacy organizations, I am writing to express our concerns regarding the nominations of Janet … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Equal Opportunity

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges Administration to Allow Collection of Vital Pay Data

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced it would be halting the collection of equal pay data by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): “This action … Read More

Categories: Economic Security, Equal Opportunity, Press Releases

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Slams Reported Justice Department Move to Weaken Educational Opportunity

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

WASHINGTON— Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement based on a report by The New York Times that the “Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed … Read More

Categories: Education, Equal Opportunity, Press Releases

Letter to Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray Re: the Office for Civil Rights

Monday, April 24, 2017

Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray View the PDF of this letter with footnotes here. Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 26 undersigned organizations, we write to express our deep concerns about the Department of Education’s seriousness in approaching its central … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education, Equal Opportunity