Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Oppose the Confirmation of Thomas Griffith

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

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 to express our opposition to the confirmation of Thomas Griffith to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. His views on … Read More

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Oppose the Nomination of Pryor

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Recipient: U.S. Senate 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 renew our opposition to the confirmation of William Pryor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, on which he has currently sat since his … Read More

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Opposition to the Confirmation of Priscilla Owen

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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 180 national organizations, we write to express our continued opposition to the confirmation of Priscilla Owen to the United States Court of Appeals for the … Read More

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Oppose the Confirmation of Priscilla Owen

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Recipient: Senator 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 180 national organizations, we write to express our continued opposition to the confirmation of Priscilla Owen to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth … Read More

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Oppose the Confirmation of William Pryor

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Recipient: Senator 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 renew our opposition to the confirmation of William Pryor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, on which he has currently sat since his … Read More

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Opposition to the ‘Nuclear Option’

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Recipient: Senator 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 180 member organizations, we urge you to oppose any efforts to eliminate the 216-year-old filibuster in the United States Senate. The elimination of the rights of … Read More

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Oppose the Confirmation of Janice Rogers Brown

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Recipient: Senator 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 180 member organizations, we write to express continued opposition to the confirmation of Janice Rogers Brown to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. … Read More

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Civil Rights Leaders Denounce the “Nuclear Option”

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Recipient: Bill Frist and Harry Reid The Honorable Bill Frist SD-461 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-4205 The Honorable Harry Reid SH-528 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-2803 Dear Senators Frist and Reid: We, the undersigned civil rights leaders, have long been committed to the enactment of effective legislation to advance civil and … Read More

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Opposition to the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Recipient: Senators Hatch and Leahy The Honorable Arlen Specter Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Patrick Leahy Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Hatch and Leahy: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, representing … Read More

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Oppose Dangerous Disregard For The Rule Of Law

Monday, April 25, 2005

Recipient: Conferees Dear Conferees, 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 voice our strong opposition to the REAL ID Act of 2005, which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last month as part of H.R. … Read More

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The Nomination of Terrence Boyle

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Recipient: Senators Specter and Leahy The Honorable Arlen Specter Chair Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patrick Leahy Ranking Member Senate Judiciary Committee 152 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Specter and Leahy: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s … Read More

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Support “AgJOBS” 2005

Monday, April 18, 2005

Recipient: Senator Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), we are writing to urge you to support the Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act of 2005 (“AgJOBS”), which will be offered by Senators Craig (R-ID) and Kennedy (D MA) as an amendment to H.R. 1268, the FY2005 supplemental appropriations … Read More

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Opposition to the REAL ID Act of 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Recipient: Senator 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 voice our strong opposition to the REAL ID Act of 2005 (H.R. 418), which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last month. In particular, … Read More

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Opposition to the Federal Consent Decree Fairness Act

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Recipient: Senator or Representative On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to urge you to oppose the Federal Consent Decree Fairness Act (), If enacted, this bill would eviscerate a crucial means of resolving meritorious claims involving state and local governments without expensive and time-consuming litigation. In addition, the proposed legislation would impose grossly … Read More

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Oppose the ‘REAL ID Act of 2005’

Monday, April 4, 2005

Recipient: Senator 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 urge you to oppose H.R. 418, the “REAL ID Act of 2005,” which was recently attached to H.R. 1268, the FY2005 supplemental appropriations bill. This radical proposal would … Read More

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Oppose H.R. 418, The REAL ID Act of 2005

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Recipient: Member of Congress Dear Member of Congress: 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 H.R. 418, the “REAL ID Act of 2005.” This radical proposal would undermine the rule of law, have a profound … Read More

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Oppose Unfair Bankruptcy “Reform”

Monday, March 14, 2005

Recipient: Representative Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil rights coalition, we write to express our strong opposition to the “Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005” (H.R. 685). We urge you to oppose H.R. 685 because it poses significant … Read More

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Opposition to Thomas Griffith

Monday, March 7, 2005

Recipient: Senators Specter and Leahy The Honorable Arlen Specter Chair Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patrick Leahy Ranking Member Senate Judiciary Committee 152 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Specter and Leahy: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s … Read More

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S.256 – “Bankruptcy Reform”

Friday, February 25, 2005

Recipient: U.S. Senate OPPOSE UNFAIR BANKRUPTCY “REFORM”February 25, 2005 Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil rights coalition, we write to express our strong opposition to the “Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005” (S. 256). We urge you to … Read More

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Nomination of Michael Chertoff

Friday, February 4, 2005

Recipient: Senator Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Dear Senator, We write to you to express concerns regarding the nomination of Judge Michael Chertoff for the position of Secretary of Homeland Security. We have carefully reviewed his written answers and oral testimony before the Committee on Homeland … Read More

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Class Action Fairness Act (S. 5)

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Recipient: Senators Leadership Conference on Civil Rights 1629 K Street, NW, Suite 1010, Washington, D.C. 20006 (202) 466-3311 (tel), (202) 466-3435 (fax), www.civilrights.org Alliance for Justice 11 Dupont Circle, N.W., Second Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 822-6070 (tel), (202) 822-6068 (fax) www.afj.org AFL-CIO 815 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 (202) 637-5000 (tel), (202) 637-5058 … Read More

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Confirmation of Alberto Gonzales as U.S. Attorney General

Friday, January 28, 2005

Recipient: U.S. Senate LCCR OPPOSES GONZALES CONFIRMATION: VOTE “NO”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 confirmation of White House Counsel Alberto R. Gonzales as United States Attorney General. The Leadership … Read More

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Confirmation of Alberto Gonzales as U. S. Attorney General

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Recipient: Sens. Specter (R-PA) and Leahy (D-VT) The Honorable Arlen Specter Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Patrick L. Leahy Ranking Member, Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Specter and Ranking Member Leahy: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights … Read More

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The Nomination of Alberto Gonzales to U.S. Attorney General

Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Recipient: Senators Arlen Specter and Patrick Leahy The Honorable Arlen Specter Chairman Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Patrick L. Leahy Ranking Member Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Specter and Ranking Member Leahy: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to … Read More

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Confirmation of Thomas Griffith

Monday, November 15, 2004

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Patrick Leahy Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee 152 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Hatch and Leahy: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s … Read More

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