Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Support the Military Justice Improvement Act, Amendment 4310 to the National Defense Authorization Act, S.2814

Tuesday, June 7, 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 civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, we urge you … Read More

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Oppose McCain Spending Amendment to the NDAA

Monday, June 6, 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 strongly urge you to oppose … Read More

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Oppose H.R. 5233: More “Taxation without Representation” in DC Affairs

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives View a 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 oppose H.R. 5233, the “Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for DC Home Rule Act of 2016.” H.R. … Read More

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Support the Brown Amendment to NDAA to Stop Unscrupulous For-Profit Schools from Harming Veterans

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Recipient: U.S. Senate View a PDF of this letter here. Dear Senators: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations, we urge you to support the amendment introduced by Senators Brown, Warren, Blumenthal, and Durbin to strip Senator Manchin’s … Read More

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Oppose Resolution of Disapproval on DOL’s Fiduciary Duty Rule

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Recipient: U.S. Senate View a 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 the upcoming resolution of disapproval on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) rule on financial advisers. DOL’s pending rule … Read More

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Support H.R. 5283, the DUE PROCESS Act of 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Recipient: House Judiciary Committee View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Robert GoodlatteChairmanHouse Judiciary Committee2138 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515     The Honorable Jim SensenbrennerChairmanHouse Judiciary Crime Subcommittee2138 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable John ConyersRanking MemberHouse Judiciary CommitteeB-336 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable Sheila Jackson LeeRanking … Read More

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Oppose the “Correcting Obstructions to Mediate, Prevent, and Limit Inaccessibility (COMPLI) Act 2015” (H.R. 4719)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Recipient: Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Trent Franks, Chairman Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515  The Honorable Steve Cohen, Ranking MemberSubcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 ​ Dear Chairman Franks and Ranking Member Cohen: … Read More

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Oppose The “ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services (ACCESS) Act 2015” (H.R. 241)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Recipient: Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Trent Franks, Chairman Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515  The Honorable Steve Cohen, Ranking MemberSubcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 ​ Dear Chairman Franks and Ranking Member Cohen: … Read More

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Oppose the “Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Education and Reform Act of 2015” (H.R. 3765)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Recipient: Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Trent Franks, Chairman Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515  The Honorable Steve Cohen, Ranking MemberSubcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 ​ Dear Chairman Franks and Ranking Member Cohen: … Read More

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Civil Rights Community Support for Guidance on Transgender Students

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Recipient: John King and Loretta Lynch View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable John KingSecretaryU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Ave., SWWashington, DC 20202 The Honorable Loretta LynchAttorney GeneralU.S. Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Ave., NWWashington, DC 20530 Dear Secretary King and Attorney General Lynch, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human … Read More

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Comments on Department of Transportation Geographic-Based Hiring Preferences in Administering Federal Awards

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Recipient: Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of Transportation View a PDF of this letter here. Docket DOT–OST–2015–0013 RIN 2105–AE38 Re: Proposed Rulemaking on Geographic-Based Hiring Preferences in Administering Federal Awards Dear Secretary Foxx: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national … Read More

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Leadership Conference Letter on Gainful Employment

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Recipient: Secretary John King View a PDF of this letter here. Dear 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 rights of all persons in the United States, we write in support … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups Urge Education Department to Regulate Equity for School Funding

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Recipient: John King View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable John KingSecretaryU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Ave., SWWashington, DC 20202 Dear Secretary King, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 29 undersigned organizations, we urge the Department of Education (the “Department”) to issue strong regulations clarifying the … Read More

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Give Judge Merrick B. Garland a Hearing and a Vote

Wednesday, April 27, 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 of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we urge you to support regular order – a hearing and an up-or-down vote – on the nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland … Read More

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Parent and Family Engagement in the Every Student Succeeds Act

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Recipient: John King View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable John B. King, Jr.SecretaryU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Ave., SWWashington, DC 20202 Re: Parent and Family Engagement in the Every Student Succeeds Act Dear Secretary King, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 25 undersigned organizations, we … Read More

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Oppose the “Nonapplicability of Certain Executive Order to Department of Defense and National Nuclear Security Administration” Amendment to NDAA

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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

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Regulations and Guidance Needed for Accessible, High-Quality, and Helpful ESSA Data

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Recipient: John King View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable John B. King, Jr.Secretary, U.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 37 undersigned organizations, we write to urge the U.S. Department of Education to issue … Read More

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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

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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

Categories: Advocacy Letter