Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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

Civil and Human Rights Groups Express Disappointment over Enactment of Texas’ S.B. 4

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Honorable Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas View a PDF of this letter with endnotes here May 10, 2017 The Honorable Greg Abbott Office of the Governor P.O. Box 12428 Austin, Texas 78711-2428 Dear Governor Abbott: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the undersigned national civil and human rights … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Immigration

Governor Abbott: Veto S.B. 4

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Honorable Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas View a PDF of this letter here May 5, 2017 The Honorable Greg Abbott Office of the Governor P.O. Box 12428 Austin, Texas 78711-2428 VETO S.B. 4 Dear Governor Abbott: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Immigration

Oppose the Potential Nomination of Mark E. Green to be Secretary of the Army

Thursday, May 4, 2017

U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee   View a PDF of this letter, including footnotes, here   May 4, 2017 The Honorable John McCain Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee Russell Senate Building, Room 228 Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Jack Reed Ranking Member Senate Armed Serveices Committee Russell Senate Building, Room 228 Washington, DC 20510 OPPOSE … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary

Letter to Secretary DeVos Re: ESSA State Plan Review

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Recipient: Secretary DeVos View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Secretary DeVos, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 24 organizations listed below, we urge you to ensure that children receive the support and attention they deserve through the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education

The Leadership Conference Urges You Not to Support the Confirmation of Alex Acosta: Vote No

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

U.S. Senate View a PDF of this letter with footnotes here. The Leadership Conference Urges You Not to Support the Confirmation of Alex Acosta: Vote No   Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 210 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary

Oppose Ending Parity between Defense and NDD Spending and Oppose Any Ideological Policy Riders

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

U.S. Congress View a PDF of this letter with endnotes here.   Oppose Ending Parity between Defense and NDD Spending and Oppose Any Ideological Policy Riders Dear Senator/Representative: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 210 national organizations to promote and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE Civil and Human Rights Organizations Oppose Confirmation of Jeff Sessions

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Recipient: View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Senate Judiciary Committee Member: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, and the 437 undersigned national, state … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Expresses Serious Concerns About Nomination of Amul Thapar

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee View a PDF of this letter, including endnotes, here April 25, 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 Dear Chairman Grassley … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Judiciary

Support Illinois H.B. 2373

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Illinois House of Representatives April 25, 2017 Vote “Yes” On House Bill 2373 Dear Representative, 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, and Cabrini Green Legal … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Oppose the ‘Financial CHOICE Act of 2017’

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

U.S. House Financial Services Committee View a PDf of this letter, including endnotes, here April 25, 2017 Oppose the “Financial CHOICE Act of 2017” Dear Financial Services Committee Member: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we write to express our strong … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security

Oppose H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act

Monday, April 24, 2017

Representative Virginia Foxx and Representative Robert C. Scott View a PDf of this letter, including endnotes, here April 24, 2017 Representative Virginia Foxx Chairperson Committee on Education and the Workforce U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Representative Robert C. Scott Ranking Member Committee on Education and the Workforce U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC Protect … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Economic Security

Letter to Secretary DeVos Re: the Office for Civil Rights

Monday, April 24, 2017

Secretary DeVos View the PDF of this letter with footnotes here. Dear Secretary DeVos: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 27 undersigned organizations, we write to express our deep concerns about the seriousness with which the Department of Education is approaching its central responsibility to protect students from … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education

Letter to Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray Re: the Office for Civil Rights

Monday, April 24, 2017

Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray View the PDF of this letter with footnotes here. Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 26 undersigned organizations, we write to express our deep concerns about the Department of Education’s seriousness in approaching its central … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education, Equal Opportunity

Amicus Letter in Support of the Floyd Plaintiffs’ Objections to the Substance of the NYPD’s Body Worn Cameras Operations Order

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Honorable Analisa Torres, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York View a PDF of this letter, including endnotes, here April 21, 2017 Via ECF The Honorable Analisa Torres United States District Judge Southern District of New York 500 Pearl Street New York, NY 10007 Re:       Floyd, et al. v. City of … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice