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 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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Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Trump Remarks Insufficient, More Needs to Be Done

Monday, August 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement following President Trump’s remarks today, two days after the fact, condemning the white supremacist-led violent extremism in Charlottesville on Saturday: “It is a sad state of affairs when it’s a news story that the President … Read More

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Press Call Briefing Today: Civil Rights and Faith Leaders Call on Trump to Directly Disavow White Supremacists and Violent Extremism; Fire Bannon, Miller and Gorka

Sunday, August 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, August 13 at 4:30 p.m. ET, leading civil rights and faith leaders will host a telephone press briefing to call on President Trump to directly disavow the white supremacists marching in his name in Charlottesville on Saturday. The groups also call on Trump to fire White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, White … Read More

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