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: 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

Categories: Hate Crimes, Press Releases

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

Categories: Hate Crimes, Press Releases

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Denounces Hate Rallies; Calls on Trump to Act

Saturday, August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement following the hate rallies In Charlottesville, VA: “Our thoughts go out to those peaceful counter-protesters who were victims of violence today, especially the people who lost their lives. The white supremacist rallies this weekend and … Read More

Categories: Hate Crimes, Press Releases

Ahead of Hate Crimes Summit, Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls on Administration to End the Climate of Fear

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in advance of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Hate Crimes Subcommittee Summit being held on Thursday: “It is vitally important that the Justice Department continues to vigorously investigate and prosecute hate crimes. However, investigation and … Read More

Categories: Hate Crimes, Immigration, Press Releases

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Nine Partner Organizations Launch Communities Against Hate National Initiative

Monday, March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the launch of Communities Against Hate, an initiative of 11 prominent national organizations working together to address the disturbing spike in hate incidents across the United States. As part of this initiative, the organizations are launching a database to bring visibility to hate incidents and … Read More

Categories: Hate Crimes, Press Releases