Policy Letters

Policy Letters

IRS Review of the NAACP

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Recipient: Mark W. Everson, IRS Commissioner The Honorable Mark W. Everson Commissioner Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue Washington, DC 20224 Dear Commissioner Everson: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, has grave concerns regarding the agency’s actions to review the tax exempt … Read More

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IRS Review of NAACP’s Tax Exempt Status

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Recipient: IRS Commissioner Mark Everson The Honorable Mark W. Everson Commissioner Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue Washington, DC 20224 Dear Commissioner Everson: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, has grave concerns regarding the agency’s actions to review the tax exempt status … Read More

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Is the Top 10 Plan Unfair?

Friday, October 22, 2004

Recipient: 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeffrey Fager Executive Producer CBS News, 60 Minutes 524 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 Dear Mr. Fager: Last Sunday (October 17) 60 Minutes aired the story “Is the Top 10 Plan Unfair?” regarding the state of affirmative action policies in the state of Texas. Unfortunately 60 Minutes asked … Read More

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Voting Rights and Election 2004

Friday, October 22, 2004

Recipient: The Honorable John Ashcroft The Honorable John Ashcroft Attorney General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20530 Re: Voting Rights and Election 2004 Dear Attorney General Ashcroft: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, I … Read More

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Funding of E-Rate Program

Friday, October 22, 2004

Recipient: FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell The Honorable Michael K. Powell Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554 Dear Chairman Powell: 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 urge … Read More

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Cease Planned Voter Challenge Activities for Nov. 2 Election

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Recipient: RNC and DNC Chairmen Chairman Terry McAuliffe Democratic National Committee 430 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, D.C. 20003 Chairman Ed Gillespie Republican National Committee 310 First Street, SE Washington, D.C. 20003 Dear Chairmen Gillespie and McAuliffe: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse civil … Read More

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Protect Minority Voting Rights in Nov. 2 Election

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Recipient: Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights R. Alexander Acosta Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights Division United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Assistant Attorney General Acosta: 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 … Read More

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Oppose the Marriage Protection Amendment

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives Dear Representative: We, the undersigned organizations of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, strongly urge you to oppose the “Marriage Protection Amendment” (H.J. Res. 106), a radical proposal that would permanently write discrimination into the United States … Read More

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Pledge Protection Act (H.R. 2028)

Friday, September 24, 2004

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives OPPOSE THE “PLEDGE PROTECTION ACT OF 2003” (H.R. 2028): IT THREATENS CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS AND CIVIL RIGHTS September 21, 2004 Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil rights coalition representing people of color, women, children, older Americans, persons … Read More

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DoD Authorization bill (H.R. 4200)/LLEEA (S. 966)

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Recipient: U.S House of Representatives VOTE “YES” TO INSTRUCT DoD CONFEREES TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ENHANCEMENT ACT September 28, 2004 Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil rights coalition representing people of color, women, children, older Americans, persons with disabilities, … Read More

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H.R. 4571

Monday, September 13, 2004

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives H.R. 4571 Could Impede Civil Rights Litigation – Vote NOSeptember 13, 2004 Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., the nation’s oldest civil rights legal … Read More

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H.R. 3369

Monday, September 13, 2004

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives H.R. 3369 Sets A Dangerous Civil Rights Precedent – Vote NOSeptember 13, 2004 Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil rights coalition representing people of color, women, children, older Americans, persons with disabilities, gays and lesbians, major … Read More

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Confirmation of Susan Neilson

Friday, September 3, 2004

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 urge you to vote against the confirmation of Susan Neilson to the United States Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit. … Read More

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Federal Marriage Amendment

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Recipient: U.S. Senate Dear Senator: We, the undersigned organizations of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, strongly urge you to oppose any motion to invoke cloture on the “Federal Marriage Amendment” (S.J. Res. 40), a radical proposal that would permanently write discrimination … Read More

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The Nomination of James Leon Holmes

Thursday, July 1, 2004

Recipient: Senators 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 James Leon Holmes to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. LCCR is very troubled … Read More

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Confirmation of Claude Allen

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Recipient: Senators Hatch and Leahy 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 … Read More

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The Confirmation of Willliam Haynes II

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

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 urge you to reject the confirmation of Department of Defense General Counsel William Haynes, II, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. We believe … Read More

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Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Monday, April 26, 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, the nation’s oldest, … Read More

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Single-Sex Proposed Regulations Comments

Friday, April 23, 2004

Recipient: Kenneth L. Marcus, Esq. Dear Mr. Marcus: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), we express our opposition to the Department’s proposed amendments to the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) governing single-sex classes and schools. 69 Fed. Reg. 11276 (March 9, 2004). LCCR is … Read More

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Pickering Piece on March 28, 2004 “60 Minutes” Episode

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Recipient: Don Hewitt Don Hewitt Executive Producer, 60 Minutes 524 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 Dear Mr. Hewitt: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, I am writing to express my outrage over the one-sided portrayal of the debate … Read More

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Santorum Amendment to H.R. 4

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Recipient: U.S. Senate Oppose Santorum Amendment to H.R. 4 Protect Against Government Funded Discrimination in Social Services Block Grant Program Dear Senator: On behalf 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 Senator Rick Santorum’s amendment to H.R. 4, … Read More

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The Nomination of William G. Myers III

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee Dear Senators: 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 William G. Myers to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. We are very troubled … Read More

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Oppose “Compromise” Class Action Bill, S. 1751

Monday, December 8, 2003

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 member organizations, we strongly urge you to oppose the “compromise” class action bill crafted in the last days of this congressional session. This new … Read More

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Oppose the Confirmation of Charles Pickering

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

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 Charles Pickering to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Our exhaustive and careful review of … Read More

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Election Reform: Support the Dodd-McConnell Amendment

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Recipient: Senators Dear Senator, We, the undersigned organizations, strongly urge you to support an amendment to be offered by Senators Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to increase funding for the Help America Vote Act (P.L. 107-252) (“HAVA”) in H.R. 2989, the FY 2004 Treasury-Transportation Appropriations bill. The Dodd-McConnell amendment will increase the level … Read More

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