Policy Letters

Policy Letters

LCCR and Coalition on Human Needs Letter Asking for Support of the Senate Finance Stimulus Package

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Recipient: U.S. Senate   Support the Senate Finance Stimulus Package   February 6, 2008  Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nationýs oldest, largest, and most diverse coalition of civil and human rights organizations with nearly 200 organizations, and the Coalition on Human Needs, an alliance of over 110 … Read More

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Rescind the OLC Opinion that Undermines the Credibility of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Recipient: Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey The Honorable Michael B. MukaseyAttorney GeneralU.S. Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 Dear Attorney General Mukasey: On behalf of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (“CREW”) and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (“LCCR”), we write today to urge you to rescind an opinion of the … Read More

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LCCR and Coalition of Human Needs Letter for Effective Economic Stimulus Package

Monday, January 28, 2008

Recipient: U.S. Senate Support an Effective Stimulus Package that Puts Money in theHands of People Who Will Spend It January 28, 2008 Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse coalition of civil and human rights organizations with nearly 200 organizations, and the Coalition … Read More

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Letter in Support of 2007 Mortgage Bill

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Recipient: Reps. Conyers and Smith The Honorable John Conyers, Jr., Chairman The Honorable Lamar Smith, Ranking Member Committee on the Judiciary United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Conyers and Ranking Member Smith: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse coalition of … Read More

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Support the Americans with Disabilities Restoration Act of 2007 (Senate)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Recipient: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions The Honorable Edward M. Kennedy   Chairman      Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions       428 Dirksen Senate Office Building   Washington, DC 20510-6300     The Honorable Michael B. EnziRanking MemberCommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions428 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510-6300 Dear Chairman Kennedy and Ranking Member Enzi: On behalf of … Read More

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Support the Americans with Disabilities Restoration Act of 2007 (House)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Recipient: House Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions The Honorable Steny H. Hoyer1705 Longworth House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20515-2005 The Honorable F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.2449 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20515-4905 Dear Majority Leader Hoyer and Congressman Sensenbrenner: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most … Read More

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Support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives Dear Representative: We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our support for H.R. 3685, the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007” (ENDA). ENDA would prevent most employers from firing, refusing to hire, or denying a promotion to any worker on the basis of sexual orientation. In doing so, this legislation represents … Read More

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Opposition to the Confirmation of Judge Michael Mukasey to be U.S. Attorney General

Monday, November 5, 2007

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee The Honorable Patrick J. LeahyChairman Committee on the JudiciaryUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Arlen SpecterRanking MemberCommittee on the JudiciaryUnited States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Specter: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to express our opposition to the confirmation of Judge Michael … Read More

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Support the DREAM Act

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Recipient: U.S. Senate Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we are writing to urge you to support the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, known as the DREAM Act (S. 2205). The DREAM Act would … Read More

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Mukasey Sign-on Letter by LCCR

Monday, October 15, 2007

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy Chairman Committee on the JudiciaryUnited States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Arlen SpecterRanking MemberCommittee on the JudiciaryUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Specter: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to you regarding the nomination of Judge Michael B. … Read More

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Opposition to the Strategy and Process for Consideration of ENDA

Monday, October 1, 2007

Recipient: House Committee on Education and Labor The Honorable George Miller, ChairmanCommittee on Education and LaborU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Miller: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to express our opposition to the strategy and process by which the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (HR 3685) is to be considered in the … Read More

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Opposition to Hans von Spakovsky’s Nomination to the Federal Election Commission

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Recipient: Senate Rules Committee The Honorable Dianne FeinsteinChairCommittee on Rules and AdministrationUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Feinstein: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, I write today to urge you to oppose the confirmation of Hans von Spakovsky to … Read More

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Support the State Children???s Health Insurance Program (Senate)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Recipient: U.S. Senate Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we are writing to express our appreciation for your efforts to expand access to quality health care for low-income children. However, we are also very concerned about the … Read More

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Support the State Children???s Health Insurance Program (House)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we are writing to urge you to support H.R. 3162, the Children’s Health and Medicare Protection (CHAMP) Act, which would reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance … Read More

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LCCR Urges Close Scrutiny of Federal Reserve Nominees, in Light of Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Monday, July 30, 2007

Recipient: Chairman Dodd and Ranking Member Shelby The Honorable Christopher J. Dodd, Chairman Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard C. Shelby, Ranking MemberCommittee on Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510   Dear Chairman Dodd and Ranking Member Shelby: On behalf of the Leadership Conference … Read More

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LCCR Letter Urging Support for H.R. 2831

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Recipient: US House of Representatives July 25, 2007Dear Representative:On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we urge you to vote in favor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 (H.R. 2831) to correct the Supreme Court’s misinterpretation of Title … Read More

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Letter Expressing Concern About the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Nominations

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Recipient: Senate Banking Committee The Honorable Christopher J. Dodd, ChairmanCommittee on Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard C. Shelby, Ranking MemberCommittee on Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Dodd and Ranking Member Shelby: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the … Read More

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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Letter

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Recipient: US House of Representatives Dear Representative: On May 29, 2007, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company reversing a well-established legal standard and weakening severely protections against pay discrimination that have been critical for women in the workplace. We write to urge you to support the Lilly … Read More

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Support S. 1257: Equal Voting Rights For DC & Utah Residents

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Recipient: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee June 12, 2007 Dear Senator: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) and undersigned individual organizations urge you to vote in support of S. 1257, the “District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act,” at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Business Meeting tomorrow, June 13, … Read More

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Say “No” to National ID: Support Baucus-Tester Amendment to S. 1348

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Recipient: U.S. Senate Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we write in strong support of the Baucus-Tester Amendment #1236 to S. 1348. The amendment would strike provisions of S. 1348 that expand the fatally-flawed “REAL ID Act … Read More

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Opposition to the Nomination of Judge Leslie H. Southwick

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee The Honorable Patrick Leahy, ChairmanCommittee on the JudiciaryUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Arlen Specter, Ranking MemberCommittee on the JudiciaryUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Specter: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and … Read More

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LCCR and AFJ Letter to Senators Reid and Leahy Regarding the Nomination of Judge Leslie H. Southwick to the U.S. Court of Appeals

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Recipient: Senator Harry Reid and Senator Patrick Leahy Dear Majority Leader Reid and Chairman Leahy: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) and the Alliance For Justice (AFJ), national coalitions whose member groups speak on behalf of tens of millions of Americans, we write to express our great dismay over the process … Read More

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Reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act with More Funding, Better Enforcement, and Additional Supports for Struggling Schools

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Recipient: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions and House Committee on Education and the Workforce Dear Chairman Kennedy and Chairman Miller: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, with nearly 200 member organizations, we are writing to express … Read More

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Advocacy Letter to House Leaders about Funding for the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Recipient: House Committee on Budget March 13, 2007 The Honorable John M. Spratt, JuniorChairHouse Committee on BudgetLongworth House Office Building, Room 1401Independence and New Jersey Avenues, SEWashington, DC 20515-4005 The Honorable Paul D. RyanRanking MemberHouse Committee on BudgetLongworth House Office Building, Room 1113Independence and New Jersey Avenues, SEWashington, DC 20515-4901 Dear Chairman Spratt and Ranking … Read More

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Advocacy Letter to Senate Leaders about Funding for the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Recipient: Senate Budget Committee March 13, 2007 The Honorable Kent ConradChairSenate Committee on BudgetHart Senate Office Building, Room 530Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street, NEWashington, DC 20510-3403 The Honorable Judd GreggRanking MemberSenate Committee on BudgetRussell Senate Office Building, Room 393Constitution and Delaware Avenues, NEWashington, DC 20510-2904 Dear Chairman Conrad and Ranking Member Gregg, On behalf of … Read More

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