Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Oppose S.J. Res. 57, the CRA Resolution of Disapproval on Auto Lending Guidance

Monday, May 7, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here.  Dear Representative: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, I urge you to oppose S.J. Res. 57, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) guidance on indirect auto financing. The immediate purpose of this resolution is to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Financial Services

Oppose S. Res. 355, A Resolution to Lower Post-Cloture Debate Time for Nominations

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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 organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, we write in opposition to S. Res. 355, a resolution … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary, Nominations

Letter to Axon AI Ethics Board regarding Ethical Product Development and Law Enforcement

Thursday, April 26, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: Axon AI Ethics Board Dear Axon AI Ethics Board: We write to express our strong interest in the Board’s upcoming work to guide Axon on ethics issues, and our serious concerns with the current direction of Axon’s product development. We are a broad coalition of national and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice, Media & Technology

Vote “No” on H.R. 3356, the Prison Reform and Redemption Act, or any Similar Manager’s Amendment

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here. Dear House Judiciary Committee Member: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 64 undersigned organizations, we urge you to vote “No” on the Prison Reform and Redemption Act (H.R. 3356) or any similar manager’s amendment that is considered during the mark up. … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Letter of Concern on the Nomination of Sharon Gustafson to Serve as General Counsel of the EEOC

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 455 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security, LGBTQ Rights

Oppose the Confirmation of Andrew Oldham to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Monday, April 23, 2018

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 organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, I write in strong opposition to the confirmation of Andrew … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary, Nominations

Oppose S.J. Res. 57, the CRA Resolution of Disapproval on Auto Lending Guidance

Monday, April 16, 2018

View this letter as a PDF here. Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, I urge you to oppose S.J. Res. 57, the Congressional Review Act resolution to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) guidance on indirect auto financing. The sole purpose of this resolution is to undermine … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security

Letter of Concern regarding H.R. 3356, the Prison Reform and Redemption Act

Friday, April 13, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipients: Members of the House Judiciary Committee Dear Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Nadler: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 63 undersigned organizations, we write to express our concerns about the Prison Reform and Redemption Act (H.R. 3356), and more generally … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Letter to OGR on Census Citizenship Question

Thursday, April 12, 2018

View this letter as a PDF here. The Honorable Trey Gowdy Chairman House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Elijah Cummings Ranking Member House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives 2471 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Census

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Letter to HSGAC on Census Citizenship Question

Thursday, April 12, 2018

View this letter as a PDF here. The Honorable Ron Johnson Chairman Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs U.S. Senate 340 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Claire McCaskill Ranking Member Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs U.S. Senate 340 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Census

Oppose the Confirmation of John Nalbandian to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

View this letter as a PDF here. Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Hum­­­­an Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, I write in opposition to the confirmation of John Nalbandian … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary, Nominations

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Letter re: ESSA Oversight

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

View this letter as a PDF here. The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions 428 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions 428 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Virginia … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education

Oppose the Confirmation of Wendy Vitter to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Friday, April 6, 2018

View this letter as a PDF here. Recipients: U.S. Senate Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Hum­­­­an Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, I write in opposition to the confirmation … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary, Nominations

Comments in Response to Proposed HHS Religious Refusal Rule

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

View these comments as a PDF.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: RIN 945-ZA03 Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 By electronic submission RE: Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority, Proposed Rule (RIN 0945-ZA03 and Docket No. HHS-OCR-2018-0002) … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Comments, Health Care

Concerns about S. 1994, CORRECTIONS Act of 2017 and Prison Reform Only Efforts

Friday, March 23, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here. March 26, 2018 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Senate Minority Leader 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Cc: Senator Grassley and Senator Feinstein Re: Concerns about S. 1994, CORRECTIONS Act of 2017 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Coalition Letter re: Senate CAA Reform

Monday, March 19, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: United States Senate Dear Senators McConnell and Schumer: As organizations committed to advancing and protecting civil and human rights, equality, access to justice, and transparency, we urge the Senate to act quickly to address discrimination and harassment within the legislative workforce. Despite the longstanding prohibitions against sexual … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Discrimination, Economic Security

Support Positive Solutions to Keep Children Safe in Schools, Oppose Criminalization of Our Youth

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

View a 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 oppose H.R. 4909, the Student, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education

Coalition Comment Letter to FDIC on Fair Chance Hiring

Monday, March 12, 2018

View this letter as a PDF here. March 9, 2018 Robert E. Feldman Executive Secretary Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 550 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20429 RE: RIN 2017-28222. Dear Mr. Feldman, The undersigned civil and human rights organizations are pleased to submit comments on the Proposed Statement of Policy for Participation in the Conduct … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Oppose H-2 Visa Riders in FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations

Monday, March 12, 2018

View this letter as a PDF here. The Honorable Chairman Thad Cochran Committee on Appropriations Room S- 128 The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy Committee on Appropriations Room S-128 The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen Chairman, Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Immigration

Support the Community Relations Service

Friday, March 9, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen Chairman House Appropriations Committee 2306 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-3011 The Honorable Nita Lowey Ranking Member House Appropriations Committee 2365 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Re: Community Relations Service Dear Chairman Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Lowey: As organizations committed to justice that … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Hate Crimes