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 Crimes
 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

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

Deaf Athlete Receives Division I Football Scholarship

Monday, February 9, 2009

This fall, Ryan Bonheyo, a deaf high school football player, will join the ranks of a rare few deaf players to participate in college football.  On February 4, Towson University in Maryland offered Bonheyo a full scholarship to play for the school’s Division I football team. Towson was the only college to offer him a scholarship … Read More

Categories: Disability Rights, News

LCCR Coalition Members Appointed to President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Friday, February 6, 2009

Yesterday, two LCCR coalition members – Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC), and Father Larry J. Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA – were appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.The President’s Advisory Council is part of the new White House Office of Faith-Based … Read More

Categories: News, Religious Freedom

Blind Lawyer Helped End Discrimination in Jury Selection

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Paul Kay, a Washington, D.C, lawyer who had been rejected from jury duty twice because of his blindness, played a crucial role in ending discrimination against people who are blind in the D.C. court system.  Kay passed away on January 7 at the age of 71.  For a long time, it was standard practice for … Read More

Categories: Disability Rights, News