Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Oppose the Confirmation of Patrick Wyrick to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here. May 22, 2018 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 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary, Nominations

Oppose the Confirmation of Britt Grant to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Wednesday, May 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 Britt … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary, Nominations

Coalition Sign-on Letter re: Congressional Accountability Act Reform

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

View a PDF of this letter.  Recipient: United States Senate Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer: As organizations committed to advancing and protecting civil and human rights, equality, access to justice, and transparency, we write to urge the Senate to swiftly pass H.R. 4924, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (“CAA Reform … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security

Oppose S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act”

Monday, May 21, 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. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.” Under the innocent-sounding guise of “regulatory relief,” S. 2155 would undermine one of our nation’s key civil rights laws … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Financial Services

Vote “No” on The FIRST STEP Act

Monday, May 21, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here. Dear Representative, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the 108 undersigned organizations, we write to urge you to vote NO on The FIRST STEP Act (H.R.5682). While well intentioned, this bill takes a misguided approach to reforming our federal justice system. Without … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Oppose the Confirmation of Michael Truncale to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Tuesday, May 15, 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 opposition to the confirmation of Michael Truncale … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary, Nominations

Comments on Enforcement of Significant Disproportionality Provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Monday, May 14, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here. Johnny W. Collett Assistant Secretary Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave., SW Room 5107, Potomac Center Plaza Washington, DC 20202-2500 RE: Docket ID ED-2017-OSERS-0128 Dear Assistant Secretary Collett, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Comments, Education

Oppose Senate Introduction of the Protect and Serve Act of 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

View a PDF of this letter here. Dear Senators: On behalf the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Human Rights Watch, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (The Leadership Conference), and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (NAACP LDF), we write to urge you to oppose introduction and co-sponsorship of the Protect and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Vote “No” on The FIRST STEP Act

Tuesday, May 8, 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 74 undersigned organizations, we urge you to vote “No” on the FIRST STEP Act that will be considered during the mark up. Any effort to pass prison reform (or “back-end” … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

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