Hate Crimes

Hate crimes remain a festering and horrifying problem in the United States. Although there are laws on the books to deter hate crimes and protect their victims, significant gaps remain unfilled.

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House Judiciary Committee Fails to Advance Meaningful Justice System Reform

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee approved two pieces of legislation: the FIRST STEP Act and the Protect and Serve Act of 2018: “The House Judiciary Committee’s passage of both pieces of legislation today signifies a … Read More

Categories: Criminal Justice, Hate Crimes, Press Releases

New Paper Sounds the Alarm on Trump Administration Attacks on Federal Data and Civil Rights

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – The federal government’s collection, reporting, and protection of accurate, comprehensive data is central to implementing, monitoring, and evaluating civil rights laws and policies. But the Trump administration is taking steps that undermine all of these pillars of data collection. In response to this growing threat, today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund issued a paper, … Read More

Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Trump Must Do More to Condemn White Supremacist Groups

Thursday, September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after President Trump signed a congressional resolution that condemns white supremacist groups and calls on the president to speak out against hate groups: “Congress passed this resolution unanimously in both chambers – a clear, bipartisan rebuke … Read More

Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement, Hate Crimes, Press Releases

Civil Rights Leaders Meet with Senate Democratic Leadership, Discuss Efforts to Combat Hate and Protect Civil Rights

Thursday, September 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, civil rights leaders met with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other members of the Democratic caucus to discuss post-Charlottesville efforts to combat hate and protect civil rights. The groups participating in the meeting, convened at the request of Leader Schumer, included The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Anti-Defamation League; … Read More

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Welcomes Departure of Sebastian Gorka

Friday, August 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after Sebastian Gorka departed from the White House: “Sebastian Gorka’s departure is long overdue and welcome, but he should not have been working in the White House in the first place. No one who supports … Read More

Categories: Hate Crimes, Press Releases