Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Oppose Misguided GSE Legislation (“Jumpstart GSE Reform Act”) in FY2016 Omnibus

Friday, December 11, 2015

Recipient: The Honorable Harry Reid et all View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Harry ReidUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Barbara Mikulski United States SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy PelosiUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nita LoweyUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20510 Dear Leaders Senator Harry … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Resolution on the Scapegoating of Muslims and Other Communities of Color in the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Recipient: For Public Distribution View the PDF of this letter here. RESOLUTION OF THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS, INC. UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED BY THE MEMBERSHIP ON DECEMBER 9, 2015 WHEREAS, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution states unequivocally that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting … Read More

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Oppose H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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 civil and human rights advocacy organizations, we urge you to oppose H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015. Section 3 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (HR. 22)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

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 ask … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Support The American Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act: Reforms to the EB-5 Regional Center Program are Needed

Thursday, December 3, 2015

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 express our strong … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Protect the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit: Any Deal on Corporate Extenders Must Apply to Refundables

Thursday, December 3, 2015

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 urge you to oppose any … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose S. 2038, the “Jumpstart GSE Reform Act” in the Omnibus FY 2016 Bill

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Recipient: Speaker Ryan, Leader Pelosi, Leader McConnell, and Leader Reid View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Paul Ryan SpeakerU.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Harry … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

The Every Student Succeeds Act (S.1177)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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 organization to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States, we write to ask you to … Read More

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Protect the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit: Any Deal on Corporate Extenders Must Apply to Refundables

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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 urge you to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose H.R. 4038’s Refugee Policy “Reforms”

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Recipient: U.S. Senate View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, we write to express our strong opposition to H.R. 4038, the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015.” This bill would effectively end the admission of refugees from Syria and Iraq, … Read More

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Vote Yes on H.R. 3713, the Sentencing Reform Act of 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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 urge you to … Read More

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Ensure Adequate Funding for the EEOC

Monday, November 16, 2015

Recipient: Committee on Appropriations View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Thad CochranChairCommittee on AppropriationsU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Barbara MikulskiRanking MemberCommittee on AppropriationsU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Cochran and Ranking Member Mikulski:                   On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose All Policy Riders to the Omnibus Bill

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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 Congress … Read More

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H.R. 22, The DRIVE Act Inadequately Funds Transit: Vote NO

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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 express … Read More

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Vote to Improve and Make Permanent the EITC and the CTC in 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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 urge you to … Read More

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Ensure Adequate Funding for the Election Assistance Commission

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Recipient: Chair and Ranking Member, House Committee on Appropriations and Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Hal RogersChairCommittee on Appropriations U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Ander CrenshawChairSubcommittee on Financial Services and General GovernmentU.S. Senate                  Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nita LoweyRanking MemberCommittee … Read More

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Oppose Any Rider to Make American Community Survey Voluntary; Support Greater Funding for Census Bureau

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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 civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, we … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Support Media Diversity: Oppose Attempts to Exempt Application of the Joint Sales Agreements (JSA) Attribution Rule to Existing Agreements

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Recipient: Sen. Blunt et al View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Roy BluntUnited States SenateWashington DC 20510 The Honorable Barbara MikulskiUnited States SenateWashington DC 20510 The Honorable Tim ScottUnited States SenateWashington DC 20510 The Honorable Richard J. DurbinUnited States SenateWashington DC 20510 The Honorable Chuck SchumerUnited States SenateWashington DC 20510 Dear Senators … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

H.R. 10, the SOAR Reauthorization Act, Fails to Protect Students from Discrimination

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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 urge you to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Vote Yes on S. 2123, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee 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 urge you … Read More

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Support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (S.2123)

Monday, October 19, 2015

Recipient: Charles Grassley and Patrick Leahy View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Charles Grassley    ChairmanCommittee on the Judiciary United States Senate The Honorable Patrick LeahyRanking MemberCommittee on the JudiciaryUnited States Senate Re: Support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (S.2123) Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy, On behalf of … Read More

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Oppose the “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act” (S. 2146)

Monday, October 19, 2015

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 of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we urge you to oppose S. 2146, the “Stop Sanctuary Cities Act.” This bill would unnecessarily and unwisely penalize states and municipalities that … Read More

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Support Reforms to the Eb-5 Regional Center Program: Co-Sponsor S. 1501, the American Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act of 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

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 express our support … Read More

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Vote Yes on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 2021 the “Fair Chance Act of 2015” Vote No on all other Amendments

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Recipient: U.S. Senate View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 34 undersigned organizations, we urge you to vote yes in support of the manager’s amendment to S. 2021, the “Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2015” (or “Fair … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Protect Social Security Disability Insurance: Co-Sponsor the Social Security Earned Benefits Payment Act (S.2090/H.R. 3621)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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 urge Congress to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter