Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Must Include Both Front End and Back End Reform

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

View a PDF of this letter online here.  Recipients: House Judiciary Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee Dear Member of the House/Senate Judiciary Committee: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Human Rights Watch, we write to express our … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Oppose the Nomination of Patrick Pizzella to be Deputy Secretary of Labor

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. Recipient: U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of approximately 200 national advocacy organizations, I am writing to express our opposition to the confirmation of Patrick … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Equal Opportunity

Leadership Conference letter regarding EEOC nominees

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of approximately 200 national advocacy organizations, I am writing to express our concerns regarding the nominations of Janet … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Equal Opportunity

Oppose the Graham-Cassidy Plan Which Will Destroy Medicaid, End the Medicaid Expansion, and Defund Planned Parenthood

Monday, September 25, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: U.S. Senate Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Health Law Program, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the undersigned 234 organizations, we urge you to oppose the Graham-Cassidy proposal (Graham-Cassidy). This proposal will eliminate affordable quality … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Health Care

Letter Re: Concerns about Impact of Student Loan Servicing and Debt Collection Changes and Undermined Regulations on Black and Latino Borrowers

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: Secretary Betsy DeVos Dear Secretary DeVos: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education

Post-Charlottesville Hate Crimes Summit Coalition Recommendations to the Department of Justice

Friday, September 15, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. Recipient: John M. Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice Re: Hate Crimes Coalition Policy Recommendations Dear Acting Assistant Attorney General Gore: On behalf of the undersigned civil rights, religious, education, and professional organizations, we write to recommend concrete next steps that the Department can and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Hate Crimes

Protect the Lifeline Program

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. September 13, 2017 PROTECT THE LIFELINE PROGRAM Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States, and the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Media & Technology

Oppose H.R. 3697, the “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act”

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. September 13, 2017 Oppose H.R. 3697, the “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act” Dear Representative: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, I am writing to express our opposition to H.R. 3697, which creates new, sweeping grounds for barring entry to or deporting immigrants … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Immigration

Oppose the Confirmation of Joan Larsen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. September 12, 2017 OPPOSE THE CONFIRMATION OF JOAN LARSEN TO THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Hum­­­­an Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Nominations

Protect a Successful 2020 Census; Oppose Comstock Amendment #85 to H.R. 3354

Monday, September 11, 2017

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives View a PDF of this letter here.  Dear Representative: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, we … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Census

Pass the Dream Act Without Amendment

Thursday, September 7, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here September 7, 2017 PASS THE DREAM ACT WITHOUT AMENDMENT Dear Member of Congress: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the undersigned 185 national, state, and local organizations, we urge you to immediately pass the Dream Act without amendment. The Deferred Action for … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Immigration

Oppose the Confirmation of Eric Dreiband to Serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

Thursday, August 31, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. August 31, 2017                                                                Oppose the Confirmation of Eric Dreiband to Serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Dear Senator, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Civil Rights Enforcement, Nominations

Oppose the Confirmation of Amy C. Barrett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. August 29, 2017 OPPOSE THE CONFIRMATION OF AMY C. BARRETT TO THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Hum­­­­an Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary, Nominations

Oppose the Confirmation of Damien M. Schiff to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Friday, August 4, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. Recipient: U.S. Senate On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Hum­­­­an Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, I am writing in strong opposition to the confirmation … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Nominations

Oppose the Confirmation of Eric Dreiband to Serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

Monday, July 31, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here July 31, 2017 OPPOSE THE CONFIRMATION OF ERIC DREIBAND TO SERVE AS ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR CIVIL RIGHTS Dear Senator, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Nominations

Oppose Rule to Provide Border Wall Funding

Thursday, July 27, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives Dear Representative: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, I am writing to urge you to oppose the rule providing for further consideration of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Immigration

Support Sufficient Funding for the Census Bureau and Oppose Any Amendment that Would Undermine the Census or American Community Survey

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Dear Senator, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Census

Oppose H.J. Res. 111 (Overturning CFPB Arbitration Rule)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipients: U.S. House of Representatives Dear Representative: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, I urge you to oppose H.J. Res. 111, a resolution providing for Congressional disapproval of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final rule on forced arbitration clauses. Overturning the CFPB’s rule … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security

Oppose the Motion to Proceed on the Better Care Reconciliation Act; Support the Parliamentarian’s Ruling Excluding the Defunding of Planned Parenthood from the Reconciliation Bill

Monday, July 24, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipients: United States Senate Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Health Law Program, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the undersigned 163 organizations, we urge you to oppose the motion to proceed on the Better Care Reconciliation … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Health Care

15 Civil and Human Rights Leaders Urge Nissan to Allow Workers to Organize Through a Free and Fair Election

Friday, July 21, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: José Muñoz, chairman of Nissan North America Dear Mr. Muñoz: We, the undersigned supporters of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), write to you in your role overseeing Nissan’s operations in the United States, including the company’s assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, where a majority … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security

Letter re: Call to Pass Civil Forfeiture Reform Quickly and Independently

Thursday, July 20, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. Recipients: Senate Committee on the Judiciary & House Committee on the Judiciary Dear Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman Grassley: On behalf of the undersigned organizations dedicated to the protection of civil liberties and private property, we write to express our deep disappointment with the Department of Justice’s announcement that it … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Civil Rights Community Letter Supporting Title IX Guidance

Thursday, July 13, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here July 13, 2017 The Honorable Betsy DeVos Secretary U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202 Dear Secretary DeVos, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education

Sign-on Letter regarding Hearings for National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor Nominees

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Employment Law Project and the 47 undersigned organizations write to express our profound concern with the HELP Committee’s apparent rush to hold … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security

Oppose H.R. 2851, the “Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act”

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here July 11, 2017 The Honorable Bob Goodlatte US House of Representatives 2309 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable John Conyers US House of Representatives 2426 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 cc: Members of the House Judiciary Committee Oppose H.R. 2851 The Stop the Importation and Trafficking of … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice