Issues

The Leadership Conference works on a wide range of issues representative of the breadth of today’s civil rights movement.

Census  Civil Rights Enforcement  Criminal Justice System
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 Transportation Equity   Voting Rights  Women’s Rights

Latest News

ICE’s Extreme Vetting Initiative will be Inaccurate and Biased — and Civil Rights Groups are Speaking Out

Thursday, November 16, 2017

What does it mean to be a “positively contributing member of society” who “makes contributions to the national interest? Under a little-noticed provision in President Trump’s January 2017 executive order known as the Muslim ban, every traveler to the United States would be screened against these criteria. If you’re baffled by this standard, so are … Read More

Categories: Immigration, Media & Technology, News

Civil Rights and Health Advocates Express Strong Concerns about HHS’s Draft Strategic Plan

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updates its strategic plan every four years, and last month invited the public to comment on its draft plan for FY 2018–2022. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, members of our Health Care Task Force, and other stakeholders submitted comments to the agency with … Read More

Categories: Discrimination, Health Care, LGBTQ Rights, News

How the FCC Could Roll Back Hard Fought Civil Rights Advances

Friday, November 3, 2017

Under the Communications Act, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is obligated to “make available … to all people of the United States, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex, a rapid, efficient, Nationwide, and world-wide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges.” Our nation’s communication … Read More

Categories: Media & Technology, News

Why a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census Matters

Friday, July 7, 2017

Being left out of the census can deprive population groups and communities of vital public and private resources. A new analysis from the George Washington Institute of Public Policy makes clear the value of a fair and accurate decennial census and the dire consequences of failing to achieve that goal. This analysis of the geographic … Read More

Categories: Census, News

Congress Introduces Legislation to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sens. Bernie Sanders, I. Vt., and Patty Murray, D. Wash., and Reps. Bobby Scott, D. Va., and Keith Ellison, D. Minn., on Thursday introduced the Raise The Wage Act of 2017, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024, gradually eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped working people, and sunset … Read More

Categories: Economic Security, News