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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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

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls for Confederate Statues to Be Removed from U.S. Capitol

Thursday, August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON— Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol: “As a nation, we must learn from our past. We need not idolize figures who sought to divide our country and advanced racism. The halls … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Trump’s Remarks

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on President Trump’s remarks today: “President Trump has forfeited any claim to the moral leadership a president must command. His facts are wrong, his moral compass is missing, and his continued refusal to recognize and … Read More

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ICYMI: Civil and Human Rights Groups Speak Out on White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

Monday, August 14, 2017

On Sunday, leading civil rights and faith leaders held a telephone press briefing to call on President Trump to directly disavow the white supremacists marching in his name in Charlottesville on Saturday.  Audio of that call is available here. Groups have also been speaking out – some of the statements issued are available below: Vanita … Read More

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