Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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

Oppose H.R. 2133, The “CLEARR Act of 2017”

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here July 11, 2017 OPPOSE H.R. 2133, THE “CLEARR ACT OF 2017” Dear Member of the House Committee on Financial Services: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the undersigned organizations, we write to express our strong opposition to H.R. 2133, the “Community Lending … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Letter to Secretaries of State regarding Pence Kobach Commission Data Request

Thursday, July 6, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here.  Recipient: United States Secretaries of State Dear Secretary of State: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (“The Leadership Conference”), a diverse coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Voting Rights

Oppose the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” (H.R. 3003) and “Kate’s Law” (H.R. 3004)

Wednesday, June 28, 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 of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, I urge you to oppose H.R. 3003, the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” and H.R. 3004, “Kate’s Law.” These two bills … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Immigration

H.R. 2353, The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Download PDF version of letter Recipient: The U.S. House of Representatives 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, and the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education

Re: In the Matter of Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, WC Docket No. 17-84

Thursday, June 15, 2017

View a PDF of this letter here. June 15, 2017 Marlene H. Dortch Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: In the Matter of Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, WC Docket No. 17-84 Dear Ms. Dortch: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Media & Technology

Oppose the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) Oppose Repeal of the Affordable Care Act; Medicaid Block Grants/Per Capita Caps; and Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Advocacy Letter – Updated 06/20/17 Source: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Recipient: U.S. Senate View a PDF of this letter with footnotes here. Oppose the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) Oppose Repeal of the Affordable Care Act; Medicaid Block Grants/Per Capita Caps; and Defunding of Planned Parenthood Dear Senator: On behalf … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Health Care

Oppose H.R. 2581, the “Verify First Act of 2017”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives View a PDF of this letter here. June 13, 2017 Oppose H.R. 2581, the “Verify First Act of 2017” Dear Representative: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, I am writing in opposition to H.R. 2581, the “Verify First Act of 2017.” This legislation is based on … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Health Care

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

Friday, June 9, 2017

U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary View a PDF of this letter including footnotes here. June 9, 2017 The Honorable Charles Grassley Chairman Senate Committee on the Judiciary 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Dianne Feinstein Ranking Member Senate Committee on the Judiciary 152 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary

Oppose the Nomination of John K. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Senator Charles Grassley and Senator Dianne Feinstein View a PDF of this letter with footnotes here. Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein: 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 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Letter to President Trump re: Civil Rights Enforcement

Monday, June 5, 2017

President Donald J. Trump View a PDF of this letter here June 5, 2017 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, and the 106 undersigned … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Civil Rights Enforcement

A Fair and Accurate Census is Essential: The 2020 Census Must be Well-Funded with a Highly Qualified and Established Leader as Census Bureau Director

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

President Donald J. Trump View a PDF of this letter here. A Fair and Accurate Census is Essential: The 2020 Census Must be Well-Funded with a Highly Qualified and Established Leader as Census Bureau Director   Dear President Trump: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Census

Oppose Elimination of OFCCP and Transfer of Functions to EEOC

Friday, May 26, 2017

Secretary Alexander Acosta, Department of Labor and Director John M. Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget View a PDF of this letter here. May 26, 2017 Secretary Alexander Acosta US Department of Labor 2000 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20210 John M. Mulvaney, Director Office of Management and Budget 725 17th Street, NW Washington, D.C. … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security

Oppose the “Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act”

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

U.S. House Judiciary Committee View a PDF of this letter here May 17, 2017 OPPOSE THE “MICHAEL DAVIS, JR. AND DANNY OLIVER IN HONOR OF STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT” Dear Member of the House Judiciary Committee: We write to express our strong opposition to the “Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Immigration

Support the Bonamici/Polis Amendment to Improve H.R. 2353, The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee View a PDF of this letter with endnotes here May 16, 2017 Support the Bonamici/Polis Amendment to Improve H.R. 2353, The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act Dear Representative, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Women’s Law Center, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education