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Leadership Conference Opposes Intended Nomination of Mark Green

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Leadership Conference on Thursday called on Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain, R. Ariz., and Ranking Member Jack Reed, D. R.I., to reject Mark Green, who President Trump intends to nominate as Secretary of the Army. “One of the strengths of our military is its diversity. Our service secretaries must stand for all … Read More

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Merkley, Cicilline Reintroduce Equality Act to Protect LGBTQ Americans

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D. Ore., and Rep. David Cicilline, D. R.I., on Tuesday reintroduced the Equality Act, which would provide nationwide protections against discrimination in housing, credit, education, employment, and public accommodations for LGBTQ people. The bill was first introduced in July 2015 and was included in The Leadership Conference’s list of 2016 legislative priorities. … Read More

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Texas Voter ID Law Ruled Intentionally Discriminatory

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A federal district court in Texas on Monday ruled that Texas’ strict voter ID law “was passed with a discriminatory purpose in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.” It was the fifth time a federal court ruled against the law. The law, S.B. 14, was initially blocked in August 2012 under a … Read More

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Judge Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Senate on Friday confirmed (54-45) Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch, who was unable to get 60 senators to vote for cloture and end debate on his nomination, was approved after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R. Ky., changed Senate rules. “The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court … Read More

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Leadership Conference Announces Vanita Gupta as New President and CEO

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights on Thursday announced that it and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, had selected civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta to assume the leadership of both organizations. The chairs of the two organizations’ boards made the announcement after a joint board meeting to ratify … Read More

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