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
Disability Rights  Economic Security Education  Equal Opportunity  Hate Crime
 Health Care  Housing & Lending  Human Rights  Immigration  Indigenous Peoples
 Judiciary  LGBTQ Rights • Media  & Technology 
   Religious Freedom  Seniors/Social Security
 Transportation Equity   Voting Rights  Women’s Rights

Latest News

National Congress of American Indians President Gives Annual State of Indian Nations Speech

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Native Americans are hopeful that their concerns will be a part of the new administration’s agenda this year. During the annual State of Indian Nations speech yesterday, Joe A. Garcia, president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) laid out the Native American community’s four main priorities for the new administration in 2009: Include Native American … Read More

Categories: Indigenous Rights, News

Arizona Sheriff Humiliates Undocumented Immigrants during Transfer; Civil Rights Groups Call for Federal Investigation

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

On February 4, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio humiliated 200 undocumented immigrant inmates by marching them from the Durango Jail in Phoenix to a jail facility known as “Tent City” in full view of the public and television cameras.The inmates will be segregated into their own section of the jail’s controversial tent facility. Arpaio … Read More

Categories: Immigration, News

DC Vote Launches Postcard Campaign For D.C. Voting Rights

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

DC Vote recently launched a postcard campaign in support of the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 (DC VRA), a bill that will give residents of Washington, D.C., a voting member in Congress. Supporters of D.C. voting rights can fill out a form on the DC Vote website to send an electronic postcard … Read More

Categories: News, Voting Rights

Welfare Aid to Families Dwindles as Recession Gets Worse

Monday, February 9, 2009

As the economic recession deepens and more people are laid off of work, welfare assistance for families is failing to pick up the slack.Last year, 18 states reduced the number of families that receive assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, according to a New York Times analysis of state figures.  TANF … Read More

Categories: Economic Security, News