Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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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Nomination of D. Michael Fisher

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

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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Help America Vote Act

Monday, September 29, 2003

Recipient: U.S. Congress Democracy Begins at Home Fully Fund the Help America Vote ActDear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to ensure that full funding for the Help America Vote Act (P.L. 107-252) (“HAVA”) is included in the upcoming supplemental appropriations for reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As you know, the … Read More

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Opposition to Janice Rogers Brown

Monday, September 29, 2003

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, DC 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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The Class Action Fairness Act of 2003

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Recipient: U.S. Senate OPPOSE THE CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT OF 2003: It Would Impose New and Substantial Limitations on Access to Courts for Victims of DiscriminationDear Senator: We, the 42 undersigned civil rights organizations, write to express the opposition of the civil rights community to S. 274, the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003, a … Read More

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Support SJ Res 17

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Recipient: U.S. Senate Support S.J. Resolution 17 Overturning Federal Communications Commission’s Media Ownership Rule Dear Senator: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition with over 180 member organizations, urges you to support S.J. Resolution 17, which would overturn the FCC’s recently announced media … Read More

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Oppose Regulations to Take Away Overtime Rights

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Recipient: Senators Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil rights coalition, we strongly urge you to support an amendment to the Labor/HHS bill, to be offered by Senator Harkin, which will prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing any regulation that … Read More

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Block the FCC’s Media Ownership Rule

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Recipient: U.S. Senate 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 support efforts during consideration of the FY 2004 Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary appropriations bill that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from using funds in … Read More

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Support Increased Education Funding in LHHS-ED

Wednesday, September 3, 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 national organizations, we urge you to support amendments that increase funding in S. 1356, the FY 2004 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education … Read More

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Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

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, urge you to oppose any attempt, such as the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment, to amend the United States Constitution to limit the rights of its citizens. … Read More

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Proposition 54

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Recipient: Calif. Recall Gubernatorial Candidates Oppose Proposition 54The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, urges you to oppose Proposition 54, the California ballot measure that would ban the state government from collecting data on race, ethnicity, color or national origin, except for some … Read More

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The Confirmation of William Pryor to the Eleventh Circuit

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Recipient: U.S. Senate Senate Must Reject Confirmation of William Pryor to the Eleventh CircuitDear 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 William Pryor to the U.S. Court of Appeals … Read More

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The School Readiness Act of 2003 -Woolsey Amendment

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives Ensure Civil Rights Protections in Head Start Support the Woolsey AmendmentDear Representative: 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 the School Readiness Act of 2003 (H.R. 2210), unless it contains civil … Read More

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The School Readiness Act of 2003

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives H R. 2210 Repeals Critical Civil Rights Protections Oppose the School Readiness Act of 2003 Dear Representative: 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 the School Readiness Act of 2003 (H.R. … Read More

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