Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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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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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