Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Co-Sponsor Voting Rights Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 (Senate)

Thursday, May 4, 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 write to vigorously support and urge you to co-sponsor S. 2703, the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act (H.R. 9)

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Recipient: Rep. Sensenbrenner The following letter was sent to the original co-sponsors of H.R. 9 on May 3, 2006 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 H.R. 9, The Fannie Lou Hamer, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Co-Sponsor Voting Rights Reauthorization and Amendments Act (House)

Wednesday, May 3, 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 vigorously support and urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 9, the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

‘Grave Concern’ Regarding Re-Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Recipient: Senators Specter and Leahy Dear Chairman Specter and Ranking Member Leahy: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to express our grave concern regarding the re-nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. We urge the Committee to hold an additional hearing regarding this highly controversial … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Predatory Mortgage Lending

Monday, April 24, 2006

Recipient: House Committee on Financial Services Dear Chairman Oxley, Ranking Member Frank, Chairman Bachus, and Ranking Member Sanders: Predatory mortgage lending is an unethical practice that threatens decades of work by the civil rights community to increase minority homeownership and build wealth in disadvantaged communities. Because many of the constituencies represented by our organizations are … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Reject the “Secure America’s Borders Act” (S. 2454)

Friday, March 31, 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 call upon you to reject the “Secure America’s Borders Act” (S. 2454) and instead enact fair, comprehensive immigration reform that genuinely protects the civil rights of immigrants … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose Representative King’s Amendment to H.R. 609

Thursday, March 30, 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 today to express our opposition to Representative King’s amendment to H.R. 609 and urge you to vote against the amendment. Representative King’s amendment rejects … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Recognition of Accrediting Agencies

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Recipient: U.S. Department of Education Dear Ms. Greathouse: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the other signatories listed hereunder respectfully submit the following comments in support of the petition for renewal of recognition filed by the American Bar Association (“ABA”), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (“Council”), with … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

New Bedford Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Friday, February 10, 2006

Recipient: U.S. Senators Dear Senator: We write as a diverse coalition of civil rights, religious, professional, and civic organizations to urge you to assist our nation’s local law enforcement officials in confronting hate crimes by passing long overdue federal hate crimes legislation. A number of events during the last week have demonstrated the urgency for … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose Cloture on Alito Nomination

Friday, January 27, 2006

Recipient: Senator Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), we strongly urge you to vote against cloture on the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Alito’s record is very troubling on matters of civil rights, civil liberties, and fundamental freedoms, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

MLK Day: A Day of Remembrance & Renewal

Friday, January 13, 2006

Recipient: Interested Parties TO: Interested Parties FROM: Wade Henderson, LCCR Executive Director RE: MLK Day: A Day of Remembrance & Renewal DATE: January 13, 2006 We remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only for what he did, but for what he dreamed. His birthday provides the nation with an opportunity to remember the generation … Read More

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Opposition to the Confirmation of Samuel Alito

Friday, January 6, 2006

Recipient: Sen. Specter and Sen. 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 Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Discriminatory Medicaid Provision

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Recipient: Sen. William Frist The Honorable William H. Frist Senate Majority Leader S-230 U.S. Capitol Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Senator Frist: 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 bring to your attention a serious problem with … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Opposition to the Confirmation of Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee The Honorable Arlen Specter, Chair The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy, Ranking Member Senate Committee on the Judiciary Dirksen Senate Office Building Room SD-224 Washington, DC 20510 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 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

H.R. 1461, the Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Recipient: House Committee on Rules Dear Representative: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we are writing in opposition to language to be included in a manager’s amendment to H.R. 1461, the Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005. The provision in question would disqualify nonprofit organizations from participating in a new Affordable Housing Fund – … Read More

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Oppose the Family Education Reimbursement Act of 2005

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

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 oppose the Family Education Reimbursement Act of 2005, which has been referred to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose Landrieu Amendment SA 2252: It Removes Civil Rights Protections that Should Always Be Required when Spending Federal Funds

Wednesday, October 26, 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 190 member organizations, we are writing to urge you to oppose SA 2252, which has been filed by Senator Landrieu as an amendment to the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Digital Television Transition Legislation

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Recipient: Dear Chairman Barton and Ranking Member Dear Chairman Barton and Ranking Member Dingell: 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 use the potential of the digital … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Letter to Congress Regarding Hurricane Katrina Response

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Recipient: Senators Collins and Lieberman Dear Senators Collins and Lieberman: We, the undersigned organizations, are deeply concerned about the president’s failure to carry out his September 15th pledge to the victims of Hurricane Katrina to do whatever it takes “to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives.” The steps that the administration has taken … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

The Present Administration’s Response to Hurricane Katrina

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Recipient: President George W. Bush President George W. BushThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: We the undersigned organizations applaud the pledge you made in New Orleans’ Jackson Square on September 15th to do whatever it takes “to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives.” We believe that there are … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Filing Deadlines

Friday, October 7, 2005

Recipient: Mr. R. David Paulison Mr. R. David Paulison Acting Director Federal Emergency Management Agency 500 C Street SW Room 828 Washington, DC 20472 Dear Acting Director Paulison: Hundreds of thousands of victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are at risk of being unable to exercise their federal rights to disaster assistance merely because they … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose Boustany Amendment to H.R. 2123

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Recipient: Representative 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 oppose the Boustany amendment or any amendment to the School Readiness Act (H.R. 2123) that would repeal longstanding civil … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

BJS Report on Racial Profiling

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Recipient: Alberto Gonzales The Honorable Alberto Gonzales Attorney General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Attorney General Gonzales: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, with over 191 member organizations, we write to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Support the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Recipient: Senator Leadership Conference on Civil Rights 1629 K Street, NW 10th Floor Washington, D.C. 20006 Phone: 202-466-3311 Fax: 202-466-3435 www.civilrights.org August 11, 2005 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 support … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

The Nomination of John G. Roberts Jr. to the Supreme Court

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee 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 (LCCR), the nation’s … Read More

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