Policy Letters

Policy Letters

LCCR Letter to Gerald Reynolds re: Same-Sex Education

Monday, November 4, 2002

Recipient: Mr. Gerald A. Reynolds Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave SW Room 5000 Mary E. Switzer Building Washington, DC 20202-1100 July 8, 2002 RE: Single-sex Notice of Intent Comments Dear Assistant Secretary Reynolds: On behalf of the Leadership Conference of Civil Rights, we express our opposition to and … Read More

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LCCR letter to Attorney General John Ashcroft re: ‘Voting Access and Integrity Initiative’

Friday, November 1, 2002

Recipient: Ashcroft The Honorable John D. Ashcroft Attorney General of the United States U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530 Dear Attorney General Ashcroft: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse civil rights coalition, we write regarding the Department of Justice’s recently … Read More

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LCCR letter to Senate on Election Reform

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Recipient: Senate Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse civil rights coalition, we write to provide our assessment of the final conference report on H.R. 3295, the “Help America Vote Act of 2002.” In a number of significant respects, the House-Senate election reform agreement … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Senate Opposing Gramm-Miller Amendment

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Recipient: Senate Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse civil rights coalition, we urge you to oppose an amendment that will be offered by Senators Phil Gramm (R-TX) and Zell Miller (D-GA) to H.R. 5005, the “Homeland Security Act of 2002” and to vote … Read More

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LCCR, Alliance for Justice Letter Opposing the McConnell Nomination

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Recipient: Senate September 18, 2002 The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy Chair Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Leahy: We, the undersigned civil rights, women’s rights, and human rights organizations, write to express our opposition to the confirmation of Michael W. McConnell to the United States Court of Appeals … Read More

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LCCR letter to President Bush urging the removal of Peter Kirisnow

Friday, July 26, 2002

Recipient: July 22, 2002 The Honorable George W. Bush President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: We are writing first to thank you for your leadership in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11. Mr. President, you have reminded the American people on a number of … Read More

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Opposition to Section 141 of The House-Passed Customs Border Security Act of 2001

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Recipient: LCCR July 18, 2002 The Honorable Max Baucus Chair Senate Finance Committee 511 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Baucus: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s largest and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, I write to express our strong opposition to section 141 of … Read More

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LCCR Letter Opposing Owen Nomination

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Recipient: Senate July 18, 2002 The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy Chair Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Leahy: We, the undersigned civil rights, women’s rights, human rights, and labor organizations, write to express our opposition to the confirmation of Priscilla Owen to the United States Court of Appeals … Read More

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Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing Shedd Nomination

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Recipient: Senate July 11, 2002 The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy Chair Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Leahy: We, the undersigned civil rights, human rights, and labor organizations, write to express our grave concern about the Judiciary Committee’s review of the nomination of Dennis Shedd to the Fourth … Read More

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LCCR letter to Secretary Mineta on Racial Profiling

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Recipient: Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta The Honorable Norman Mineta Secretary of Transportation United States Department of Transportation 400 7th Street, SW Washington, D.C. 20590 Dear Secretary Mineta: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights coalition representing people of color, women, children, older Americans, persons … Read More

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Extend the Benefits of Information Technology to Underserved Communities

Thursday, May 23, 2002

Recipient: U.S. Senate The Honorable Ernest F. Hollings Chairman Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary 125 Russell Senate Office Building United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Judd Gregg Ranking Member Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary 393 Russell Senate Office Building United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable … Read More

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LCCR Employment Task Force Letter to Senate on Mandatory Arbitration

Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Recipient: Senate Dear Senator: As members of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Employment Task Force, we write to urge your support for the Preservation of Civil Rights Protections Act of 2002. This important civil rights legislation would prevent employers from forcing workers to give up their right to go to court ? and accompanying … Read More

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Letter to Judiciary Committee on INS Reorganization

Friday, April 12, 2002

Recipient: House Judiciary Committee April 10, 2002 The Honorable James Sensenbrenner, Chairman The Honorable John Conyers, Ranking Member House Committee on the Judiciary 2138 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Sensenbrenner and Ranking Member Conyers: We, the undersigned organizations, are writing in regard to H.R. 3231, the Barbara Jordan Immigration Reform and … Read More

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Letter to House Judiciary Committee on INS Restructuring

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Recipient: Public April 10, 2002 The Honorable James Sensenbrenner, Chairman The Honorable John Conyers, Ranking Member House Committee on the Judiciary 2138 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Sensenbrenner and Ranking Member Conyers: We, the undersigned organizations, are writing in regard to H.R. 3231, the Barbara Jordan Immigration Reform and Accountability Act … Read More

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DESC Sign-On Letter Opposing the Elimination of TOP and CTC

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Recipient: Public Dear Senators: The undersigned civil rights, education, indigenous, religious, women’s, public interest media and high-tech leaders have come together to request your assistance on an issue of great importance to our nation: continuing the federal government’s leadership in extending the benefits of information technology to underserved communities. Specifically, we urge you to oppose … Read More

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A Letter by LCCR to Congress Opposing the Elimination of TOP and CTC

Monday, February 25, 2002

Recipient: Public February 25, 2002 Dear Senator: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse coalition of organizations committed to the protection of civil and human rights in the United States, writes to request your assistance on an issue of great importance to the civil rights community: continuing the … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Senator Kennedy Opposing the Gerald Reynolds Nomination

Monday, February 25, 2002

Recipient: February 25, 2002 Honorable Edward M. Kennedy Chair, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee 428 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-6300 Re: Nomination of Gerald Reynolds to the Position of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), … Read More

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LCCR Election Reform Sign-On Letter

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Recipient: Senate Dear Senator: We are writing on behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), to urge your support for the Dodd-McConnell Substitute Amendment to S. 565, the “Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act.” As discussed in more detail below, while we strongly support Senate action on the substitute amendment, we have several … Read More

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LCCR Urges Full Funding for Community Technology Centers Per the Senate Request Under the House/Senate Labor HHS Education FY02 Appropriations

Monday, November 26, 2001

Recipient: Labor HHS Education Conference November 21, 2001 Dear Labor HHS Education Conferee: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse coalition of organizations committed to the protection of civil and human rights in the United States, writes to request your assistance on an issue of great importance to … Read More

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LCCR’s Letter to Congress in Opposition to Wage Equity Act of 2001

Friday, November 16, 2001

Recipient: Public November 13, 2001 Dear Senator/Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), we are writing to express our opposition to S. 1442 and H.R. 2457, the “Wage Equity Act of 2001.” The LCCR asks that you strongly oppose these bills, which have been introduced by Senator Miller (D-GA) and … Read More

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Maintaining U.S. Domestic Programs in the Aftermath of the September 11 Attacks–House Version

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Recipient: Public October 4, 2001 Re: Maintaining U.S. Domestic Programs in the Aftermath of the September 11th Attacks Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), we are writing on a matter of utmost importance to all Americans concerned with maintaining crucial domestic programs at this time of international crisis. Specifically, … Read More

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Maintaining U.S. Domestic Programs in the Aftermath of the September 11 Attacks–Senate Version

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Recipient: Senate October 4, 2001 Re: Maintaining U.S. Domestic Programs in the Aftermath of the September 11th Attacks Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), we are writing on a matter of utmost importance to all Americans concerned with maintaining crucial domestic programs at this time of international crisis. Specifically, … Read More

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Oppose the “Charitable Choice” Provisions of Watts-Hall “Community Solutions Act” (HR 7)

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Recipient: Rep July 17, 2001 Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), we are writing to you today to express our deep concern about several anti-civil rights provisions contained in HR 7, the “Community Solutions Act of 2001.” LCCR is the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse civil rights coalition, … Read More

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LCCR letter to the House Regarding ENDA

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights coalition representing people of color, women, children, older Americans, people with disabilities, gays and lesbians, major religious organizations, labor unions, and civil and human rights groups, we urge you to support … Read More

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Letter to the President of the University of Dayton re: Online Admissions Policy

Tuesday, April 3, 2001

Recipient: Raymond L. Fitz, President, University of Dayton April 3, 2001 Raymond L. Fitz President University of Dayton Office of the President 300 College Park Dayton, OH 45469-1624 Dear President Fitz: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, I write … Read More

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