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

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Latest News

Trump Signs Orders to Roll Back Dodd-Frank, Fiduciary Rule

Friday, February 3, 2017

President Trump on Friday signed an executive order calling for a massive rollback of consumer protection and banking regulation laws. “Making the financial system more fair and transparent is essential to providing low-income and minority communities with more economic stability,” said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference. “Over the past decade, our … Read More

Categories: Fair Housing, News

President Trump Nominates Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. “President Trump abhors independence and in Neil Gorsuch, he nominated the rubber stamp he wants on the Supreme Court. This week, people from every … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, News

Senate HELP Committee Advances DeVos Nomination

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Yesterday, January 31, the Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted 12-11 to advance the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be U.S. Secretary of Education to the full Senate for a vote. “The Republican majority on the Senate HELP Committee made a critical mistake today. Betsy DeVos is simply unqualified and unprepared to … Read More

Categories: Education, News

Judiciary Committee Sends Sessions Nomination to Senate Floor

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved (11-9) the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R. Ala., to be U.S. Attorney General – a nomination that has been opposed by more than 430 national, state, and local civil and human rights organizations. The vote, initially scheduled to take place on Monday, was postponed after Senate Minority … Read More

Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement, News

President Obama Continues Clemency Push, Commutes Hundreds of Sentences

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Days before he leaves office, President Obama on Tuesday granted 209 commutations and 64 pardons, bringing his total number of clemency recipients to 1,597 – 1,385 commutations and 212 pardons. His volume of commutations is greater than the previous 12 presidents combined. “These 273 individuals learned that our nation is a forgiving nation, where hard … Read More

Categories: Criminal Justice, News