Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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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Oppose the Confirmation of William J. Haynes, II

Monday, July 10, 2006

Recipient: Senators Arlen Specter and Patrick Leahy 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, we urge you to oppose the confirmation of Department of Defense General Counsel William J. Haynes, II, to the … Read More

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Support the Kerry-Boxer amendment to S. 2686

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

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 more than 190 member organizations, we are writing to urge you to support the Kerry-Boxer amendment to the Communications, Consumers’ Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 … Read More

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Vote NO on Stearns Amendment to H.R. 5672

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Recipient: United States 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 urge you to oppose the Stearns Amendment (No. 21) to H.R. 5672, the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2007. … Read More

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Oppose the “Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005”

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee Dear Judiciary Committee Member, 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 “Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005” (H.R. 2679). H.R. 2679 would bar attorney’s fees to parties who prevail … Read More

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Include Anti-Discrimination Language in S.2686

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Recipient: U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation United States Senate Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-508 Washington, DC 20510-6125 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 more than 190 member organizations, we are writing to urge … Read More

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Grave Concerns on the Nomination of Jerome Holmes

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Recipient: Senators Arlen Spector and Patrick Leahy The Honorable Arlen Specter, Chairman The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy, Ranking Member Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Specter and Ranking Member Leahy: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to express our grave concern regarding the nomination of Jerome Holmes … Read More

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Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act

Thursday, June 15, 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, with more than 190 member organizations, we are writing to urge you to insist upon the inclusion of strong anti discrimination language in the Communications Opportunity, … Read More

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Oppose Repeal of the Estate Tax

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Recipient: Senators Dear Senator: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, urges you to oppose any proposals to permanently repeal or significantly reduce the federal estate tax. America’s working families are already struggling to overcome the challenges of rising health care and housing … Read More

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Oppose the “Federal Marriage Amendment” (S.J. Res. 1)

Monday, June 5, 2006

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 strongly urge you to oppose the “Federal Marriage Amendment” (S.J. Res. 1), a radical proposal that would permanently write discrimination into the United States Constitution. LCCR believes … Read More

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Opposition to Kavanaugh’s Confirmation to the DC Circuit

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Recipient: U.S. Senate Dear 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 express our vehement opposition to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The re-nomination of Brett Kavanaugh … Read More

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