Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Miguel Estrada Confirmation Vote

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Recipient: Arlen Specter The Honorable Arlen Specter United States Senate 711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Specter: 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 sincere disappointment in your support for moving … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Atty. General Ashcroft on Women Asylum-Seekers

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

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 (LCCR), we write to express our concern about the prospective issuance of a final rule that may reinstate … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Rep. Hastert and Rep. Sensenbrenner

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Recipient: Reps. Dennis Hastert and James Sensenbrenner February 13, 2003 The Honorable Dennis Hastert Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Hastert and Chairman Sensenbrenner: On behalf of the Leadership Conference … Read More

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Filibuster of Miguel Estrada

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Recipient: Harry Reid The Honorable Harry Reid United States Senate 321 Capitol Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Reid: 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 write to express our profound gratitude for … Read More

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LCCR Letter on Cook and Roberts

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Recipient: U.S. Senate A SECOND HEARING NEEDED FOR COOK AND ROBERTSFebruary 11, 2003 The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch Chair Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy Ranking Member Senate Judiciary Committee 433 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Hatch and Senator Leahy: On … Read More

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LCCR Letter on Justice Deborah Cook

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Recipient: Senate February 11, 2003 The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch Chair Senate Judiciary Committee 104 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Hatch: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we write to express our serious concern regarding the … Read More

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LCCR Letter Opposing the Confirmation of Jeffrey Sutton

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Recipient: Senate February 11, 2003 The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch Chair Senate Judiciary Committee 104 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Hatch: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we write to express our opposition to the confirmation … Read More

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LCCR Opposes the Confirmation of Miguel Estrada

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Recipient: Orrin Hatch The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch Chair Senate Judiciary Committee 104 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Hatch: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we write to express our opposition to the confirmation of Miguel … Read More

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Support Kennedy Amendment and End Minority Health Disparities

Thursday, January 23, 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, strongly supports Senator Kennedy’s health disparities/minority health amendment to the Fiscal 2003 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.J. Res. 2), which will end health disparities in America by the year 2010. We believe … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Sen. Frist on Civil Rights Priorities

Monday, December 30, 2002

Recipient: U.S. Senate The Honorable William H. Frist Majority Leader United States Senate 416 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Frist: After your unanimous election as majority leader of the Senate on December 23, you promised to “heal the wounds of division” that have been so prominently reopened by the recent events … Read More

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LCCR Letter to the President re: Commitment to Civil Rights

Friday, December 20, 2002

Recipient: President Bush The Honorable George W. BushPresident of the United States of AmericaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: During your 2000 campaign for president, you spoke often of being a “uniter, not a divider.” In light of the recent events involving Senator Trent Lott (R-MS), and his statements in … Read More

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Dennis Shedd Is Not Supported by African Americans in South Carolina or in the Fourth Circuit

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Recipient: Senate November 18, 2002 Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we write to set the record straight regarding the lack of support within the African American community in South Carolina for the confirmation of Dennis Shedd to … Read More

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Confirmation of Dennis Shedd

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Recipient: Richard J. Durbin The Honorable Richard J. Durbin United States Senate 332 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Durbin: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest and largest civil and human rights coalition, I write to express our deep appreciation for your votes in opposition … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Senate Opposing the Confirmation of Dennis Shedd to the Fourth Circuit

Monday, November 18, 2002

Recipient: Senate VOTE “NO” ON THE CONFIRMATION OF DENNIS SHEDD TO THE FOURTH CIRCUITNovember 18, 2002 Dear Senator: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, we urge you to vote “no” on the confirmation of Dennis Shedd to the U.S. Court … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Senate Opposing the Confirmation of Michael McConnell

Friday, November 15, 2002

Recipient: Senate LCCR URGES YOU TO VOTE AGAINST THE CONFIRMATION OF MICHAEL MCCONNELL TO THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE TENTH CIRCUITNovember 15, 2002 Dear Senator: 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 … Read More

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LCCR Letter to President Bush re: Haitian Refugees

Monday, November 4, 2002

Recipient: Public The Honorable George W. Bush President of the United States The White House Washington, DC 20050 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest and most diverse civil rights coalition, I am writing to express my outrage over your administration’s treatment of refugees from … Read More

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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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