Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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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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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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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Support the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)

Tuesday, February 27, 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, with nearly 200 member organizations, we urge you to support the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) (H.R. 800). The bill will reform the current system for … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Rep. Allen on REAL ID

Monday, February 26, 2007

Recipient: Rep. Tom Allen The Honorable Tom Allen United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Allen: 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 to express our strong support for your efforts to repeal the REAL … Read More

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Co-Sponsor and Support the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act

Thursday, February 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 urge you to cosponsor and support the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act (LLEEA). The LLEEA strengthens the federal hate crimes statute by removing unnecessary obstacles … Read More

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Support the Fair Minimum Wage Act

Friday, January 19, 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, with nearly 200 member organizations, we urge you to support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (S. 2).  We strongly support a clean minimum wage bill and … Read More

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Support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007: H.R. 2 Will Help Millions of American Workers Climb the Economic Ladder

Tuesday, January 9, 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, with more than 190 member organizations, we urge you to support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (H.R. 2).  We strongly support the bill as … Read More

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LCCR Priorities for the 110th Congress (House)

Monday, January 8, 2007

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we write to outline key legislative priorities of the civil rights community for the 110th Congress. We note that next year marks the 50th anniversary of the … Read More

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LCCR Priorities for the 110th Congress (Senate)

Monday, January 8, 2007

Recipient: U.S. Senate fDear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we write to outline key legislative priorities of the civil rights community for the 110th Congress. In addition to this list of legislative proposals below, we also urge the … Read More

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Federal Election Observers and Monitors Needed for Nov. 7th

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Recipient: Assistant Attorney General Wan J. Kim Dear Assistant Attorney General Kim: 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 today to highlight a number of jurisdictions around the country where we believe the presence of federal election observers, … Read More

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Upcoming Review of FCC Rules Governing Media Ownership

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Recipient: The Honorable Kevin Martin The Honorable Kevin Martin Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554 Dear Chairman Martin: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, with more than 190 member organizations, we are writing to … Read More

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Opposition to the Nomination of Michael B. Wallace

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Recipient: Committee on the Judiciary The Honorable Arlen Specter, Chairman The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy, Ranking Member Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, DC Dear Chairman Specter and Ranking Member Leahy: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, … Read More

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Expression of Religion Bill (H.R. 2679)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Recipient: 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 urge you to oppose the Veterans’ Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, and Other Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act of 2006″ (H.R. 2679). H.R. 2679 would … Read More

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Federal Election Integrity Act

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Recipient: Committee on House Administration The Honorable Vernon Ehlers Chairman Committee on House Administration 1309 Longworth House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Juanita Millender-McDonald Ranking Member Committee on House Administration 1216 Longworth House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Ehlers and Ranking Member Millender-McDonald: … Read More

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Opposition to Peter D. Keisler Hearing on August 1

Monday, July 31, 2006

Recipient: The Honorable Arlen Specter The Honorable Arlen Specter Chairman, Senate Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 July 31, 2006 Dear Chairman Specter: We are writing to express our strong opposition to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision to move forward with the August 1 hearing on the nomination of Peter D. … Read More

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Oppose Confirmation of Jerome A. Holmes to Tenth Circuit

Monday, July 24, 2006

Recipient: U.S. Senate July 24, 2006 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 to express our opposition to the nomination of Jerome A. Holmes to serve on the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. … Read More

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Vote Yes on Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Act and Oppose All Amendments

Thursday, July 13, 2006

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 write to urge you to support The Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 … Read More

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