Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Over 125 Groups Urge President Obama to “Finish the Job” and Extend Ban-the-Box to Federal Contractors

Monday, April 25, 2016

Recipient: President Barack Obama View the PDF of this letter here. President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C.  20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the 136 organizations and 64 individuals listed below, we are writing to commend your administration’s demonstrated commitment to reducing barriers to employment for people with … Read More

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Support H. R. 699, the Email Privacy Act

Monday, April 25, 2016

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Representative: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we urge you to support H. R. 699, the Email Privacy Act, which amends the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to … Read More

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Sign-On Letter Regarding Forced Arbitration in For-Profit Institutions

Monday, April 25, 2016

Recipient: John B. King, Jr. View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable John B. King, Jr.SecretaryU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20202 Dear Secretary King,               On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the 20 undersigned organizations, we write to urge the Department of Education, within … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Support Commonsense Regulation of Paid Preparers

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Recipient: Senate Finance Committee View a PDF of this letter here. Dear Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, and Members of the Senate Finance Committee: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of … Read More

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Civil Rights Accountability Framework for ESSA Implementation

Friday, April 15, 2016

Recipient: John King View the PDF of this letter here. Dr. John B. King, Jr.Secretary of Education400 Maryland Avenue, SWWashington, DC 20202 Re: Coalition Accountability Framework for ESSA Implementation Dear Secretary King, On behalf of the 22 undersigned organizations, we write to urge the U.S. Department of Education to implement a strong system of regulations … Read More

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Oppose the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Recipient: House Judiciary Committee View a PDF of this letter here. Dear Members of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil … Read More

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Comments Re: Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Recipient: Robert Waterman, Compliance Specialist, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor View a PDF of this letter here. Dear Mr. Waterman: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Human and Civil Rights and 18 undersigned organizations, we write to express our strong support for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule implementing Executive … Read More

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Support Lifeline, Oppose H.R. 4884

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Recipient: House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Members of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of … Read More

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It’s Not Just Garland: 40+ National Orgs Call on Senate to Confirm Lower Court Judges Too

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Recipient: Charles Grassley View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Charles Grassley, ChairmanCommittee on the JudiciaryUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Grassley: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 42 undersigned organizations, we write to express our dismay with the failure of the Judiciary Committee to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose the Airport Security Enhancement and Oversight Act (S. 2361) as an Amendment to H.R. 636, The FAA Reauthorization Act

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Recipient: U.S. Senate View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Senators: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations, we write to oppose any efforts to increase background checks on aviation workers. In particular, we are opposed to the inclusion of the Airport … Read More

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Letter to Rep. Wasserman Schultz on the “Consumer Protection and Choice Act”

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Recipient: Debbie Wasserman Schultz View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Debbie Wasserman SchultzUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Wasserman Schultz: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we write to urge you to withdraw your cosponsorship … Read More

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Leadership Conference Comment on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Monday, March 28, 2016

Recipient: Civil Rights Center, U.S. Department of Labor View the PDF of these comments here. Via online submission RE: Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act–RIN 1291-AA36 Dear Ms. Barry-Perez: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse … Read More

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Leadership Conference Letter Regarding Incentive Auction and Broadcast Media Diversity

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Recipient: Chairman Tom Wheeler View the PDF of this letter here. Chairman Tom WheelerFederal Communications Commission445 Twelfth Street, SWWashington, DC 20554 Re: MB Docket No. 14-50 Dear Chairman Wheeler: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we are writing to highlight the … Read More

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Oppose the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015” (H.R. 2646)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Recipient: Chairman Upton and Ranking Member Pallone, House Committee on Energy and Commerce View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Chair Upton and Ranking Member Pallone: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect … Read More

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Leadership Conference Letter Regarding Forced Arbitration

Monday, March 7, 2016

Recipient: Acting Secretary King View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Acting Secretary King, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, … Read More

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Civil Rights Statement of Support for Robust and Meaningful Federal Regulation and Oversight in ESSA

Friday, March 4, 2016

Recipient: Acting Secretary King View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Acting Secretary King: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 55 undersigned organizations, we write to urge the U.S. Department of Education to use its full authority to ensure that state and local implementation of the Every … Read More

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Uphold the Constitution

Friday, February 26, 2016

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Charles Grassley, ChairmanThe Honorable Orrin HatchThe Honorable Jeff SessionsThe Honorable Lindsey GrahamThe Honorable John CornynThe Honorable Michael LeeThe Honorable Ted CruzThe Honorable Jeff FlakeThe Honorable David VitterThe Honorable David PerdueThe Honorable Thom Tillis Committee on the JudiciaryUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear … Read More

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Confirm Acting Secretary John King as U.S. Secretary of Education

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Recipient: Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Lamar AlexanderChair, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions CommitteeUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Patty MurrayRanking Member, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions CommitteeUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: On behalf of The Leadership … Read More

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Stay the Course on Sentencing Reform

Friday, February 12, 2016

Recipient: Senators Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn and Durbin View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Senators Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn and Durbin, On behalf of the undersigned civil rights and criminal justice organizations working to advance criminal justice reform, we appreciate your leadership on the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (S.2123), and urge you … Read More

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Urge EAC to Rescind Actions Permitting Restrictive Changes to Federal Voter Registration Form

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Recipient: Brian D. Newby View the PDF of this letter here. Brian D. NewbyExecutive DirectorElection Assistance Commissionbnewby@eac.gov Dear Director Newby: The undersigned are a collection of good-government, disability rights, civil rights, and voting rights groups that work to protect the right of every eligible American to vote.  We write now urging you to immediately withdraw … Read More

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Oppose Ideological Riders to FY 2017 Appropriations Bills (Senate)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Recipient: U.S. Senate View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Senator, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States, we write to strongly urge you … Read More

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Oppose Ideological Riders to FY 2017 Appropriations Bills (House)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Representative, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States, we write to strongly … Read More

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Re: Rates for Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375

Monday, February 8, 2016

Recipient: Federal Communications Commission View the PDF of this letter here. Chairman Thomas WheelerCommissioner Mignon ClyburnFederal Communications Commission445 12th Street, SWWashington, DC 20554 Re:  Rates for Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375 Dear Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner Clyburn:              We represent a diverse coalition of civil rights and public interest organizations that have participated in … Read More

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Judge Dax Lopez Deserves a Confirmation Hearing

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Recipient: Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter