Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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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FCC Relaxation of Media Consolidation Rules

Thursday, July 17, 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 ask for your support to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) recent decision to ease media ownership restrictions. The 180 member organizations of the LCCR … Read More

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The Confirmation of William Pryor

Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee 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 (LCCR), 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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Coalition Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee on Wolski Nomination

Monday, July 7, 2003

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee July 7, 2003 The Honorable Orrin Hatch Chairman, Senate Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Hatch: We, the undersigned civil rights, women’s rights, and human rights organizations, write to express our serious concern about the nomination of Victor J. Wolski to the United States Court … Read More

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Support the Hate Crime Prevention Act of 2003

Wednesday, July 2, 2003

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 rights coalition representing people of color, women, children, older Americans, persons with disabilities, gays and lesbians, major religious organizations, labor unions, and civil and human rights groups, we urge you … Read More

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Letter to Congress: Fund HAVA

Friday, June 13, 2003

Recipient: Congress Make Election Reform a RealityJune 13, 2003 Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to appropriate the full amount authorized under the “Help America Vote Act” (P.L. 107-252) for fiscal years 2003 and 2004. The “Help America Vote Act” authorizes a total of $3.9 billion over three fiscal years to … Read More

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H.R.1115, the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives We write to express the opposition of the civil rights community to H.R.1115, the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003, a bill that would substantially alter the constitutional distribution of judicial power. If passed, this bill would: remove most state law class actions into federal court; clog the federal courts … Read More

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Letter to Congress Opposing the Class Action Fairness Act

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Recipient: U.S. Senate Dear Member of Congress: We write to express the opposition of the civil rights community to H.1115, the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003, a bill that would substantially alter the constitutional distribution of judicial power. If passed, this bill would: remove most state law class actions into federal court; clog the … Read More

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Carolyn Kuhl Nomination

Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Recipient: Sen. Orrin Hatch Dear Senator Hatch: 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 Carolyn Kuhl to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Our review of … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Senate in Support of the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act

Thursday, May 1, 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 rights coalition representing people of color, women, children, older Americans, persons 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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Cloture of Owen Filibuster

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Recipient: 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 would like to thank you for voting “no” on cloture and stopping the confirmation of Priscilla Owen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. LCCR … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing the Nomination of James Leon Holmes

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Recipient: Senate The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee 104 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Hatch: 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 … Read More

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Letter to Secretary Paige on Comments re: “Christian” Values in Education

Friday, April 11, 2003

Recipient: The Honorable Roderick R. Paige The Honorable Roderick R. Paige Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20202 Dear Secretary Paige, On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, as well as the other … Read More

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LCCR Letter on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

Recipient: April 9, 2003 Dear Senator: We write to express the opposition of the civil rights community to S. 274, the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003, a bill that would substantially alter the constitutional distribution of judicial power. If passed, this bill would: remove most state-law class actions into federal court; clog the federal … Read More

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LCCR Letter on IDEA Voucher Amendment

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

Recipient: U.S. Senate April 9, 2003 Dear Representative: On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), we urge you to oppose school voucher amendments during committee consideration of the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The school voucher amendment under consideration is similar to the McKay voucher program currently being … Read More

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LCCR letter re: Appropriation of Remaining HAVA Funding

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Recipient: Senate Make Election Reform a RealityMarch 27, 2003 Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to appropriate the remaining funds in the fiscal year 2003 supplemental appropriations process necessary to fully fund the “Help America Vote Act” (P.L. 107-252). The “Help America Vote Act” authorizes a total of $3.9 billion over … Read More

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LCCR Letter to House on H. Con. Res. 95 (Tax Cuts)

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Recipient: March 19, 2003 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 urge your opposition to the irresponsible and inequitable budget plan (H. Con. Res. 95) reported by the House Budget Committee. The plan seriously undermines … Read More

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LCCR Letter to House on Bankruptcy Reform (H.R. 975 )

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives OPPOSE UNFAIR BANKRUPTCY “REFORM”March 18, 2003 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 2003” (H.R. 975). We urge … Read More

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Fair Taxes For All Letter to House on H. Con. Res. 95 (Tax Cuts)

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Recipient: Public Oppose H. Con. Res. 95: Irresponsible Tax Cuts to Pay for Draconian Budget CutsMarch 18, 2003 Dear Member: As co-chairs of the Fair Taxes For All Coalition, a network of more than 230 national, state and local organizations and coalitions – together representing millions of Americans – we are writing to urge your … Read More

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LCCR Letter to Senate on S. Con. Res. 23 (Tax Cuts)

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Recipient: U.S. Senate Oppose S. Con. Res. 23 Support Amendments to Lower the Bush Tax CutMarch 18, 2003 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 urge your opposition to the irresponsible and inequitable budget plan … Read More

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HEA Reauthorization

Friday, March 14, 2003

Recipient: Secretary of Education Rod Paige The Honorable Rod Paige Secretary of Education U. S. Department of Education FB6, Room 7W301 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202 ATTENTION: HEA Reauthorization Dear Secretary Paige: As organizations deeply concerned with the national problem of hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents, especially on college campuses, we submit the … Read More

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LCCR Letter Opposing the Nomination of Priscilla Owen

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Recipient: Senate The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch Chair Senate Judiciary Committee 104 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Hatch: 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 opposition … Read More

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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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