Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Vote “Yes” on Florida Senate Bill 1436

Monday, April 17, 2017

Florida State Senate View a PDF of this letter with footnotes here. Vote “Yes” on Senate Bill 1436 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 rights of all persons in the United … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Support The Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act

Monday, April 10, 2017

U.S. Senate View a PDF of this letter, including endnotes, here. April 10, 2017  Support S. 827 The Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act 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 committed to promoting and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Support and Strengthen Senate Bill 458 Establishing The Criminal Justice Reform Task Force

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Florida Senate, Committee on Appropriations View a PDF of this letter, including endnotes, here April 5, 2017 The Florida Senate Committee on Appropriations 404 S. Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 Support and Strengthen Senate Bill 458 Establishing The Criminal Justice Reform Task Force Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Criminal Justice

Robust Enforcement of Section 1557 is Needed

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Secretary of Health and Human Services, Thomas E. Price and Director of Office for Civil Rights, Roger Severino View a PDF of this letter with footnotes here. Dear Secretary Price and Director Severino: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Health Care

The Leadership Conference Cannot Support the Nomination of Alex Acosta

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions View a PDF of this letter here. Dear Chair Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: 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 and human rights of all persons in … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Letter to Secretary Mnuchin and Director Watt regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Honorable Melvin L. Watt and The honorable Steven Mnuchin View a PDF of this letter here Dear Director Watt and Secretary Mnuchin: We are writing to express our concerns about the declining capital buffer at the government-sponsored enterprises – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – and to urge the Administration to take immediate steps … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Letter regarding the Hearing on the Nomination of Alex Acosta for U.S. Secretary of Labor

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Recipient: Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Patty Murray View a PDF of this letter with footnotes here. Dear Chair Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: 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 and human rights of all … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose the American Health Care Act

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives View a PDF of this letter with footnotes here. Oppose the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) 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, we urge you to oppose H.R. 1628, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Hold FCC Accountable for Diverse and Independent Media

Monday, March 20, 2017

U.S. Senate Commerce Committee View a pdf of this letter with endnotes here March 20, 2017 Hold FCC Accountable for Diverse and Independent Media Dear Member, Senate Commerce Committee: 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

Civil and Human Rights Organizations Oppose Confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Monday, March 20, 2017

Recipient: Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein View the PDF of the 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 promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

RE: Support for Resolution # 161113 Regarding the Philadelphia Police Department Body Worn Camera Policy

Monday, March 13, 2017

Recipient: Council of the City of Philadelphia, Committee on Public Safety View the PDF of these comments, including endnotes, here Council of the City of PhiladelphiaCommittee on Public SafetyOffice of the Chief ClerkRoom 402, City Hall1401 John F. Kennedy BoulevardPhiladelphia, PA 19107 RE: Support for Resolution # 161113 Regarding the Philadelphia Police Department Body Worn … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Support Kentucky S.B. 120

Monday, March 13, 2017

Recipient: Kentucky House of Representatives View a PDF of this letter, including endnotes, here Vote “Yes” On Senate Bill 120 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 rights of all persons … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Veto Kentucky House Bill 14

Friday, March 10, 2017

Recipient: The Honorable Matt Bevin View the PDF of this letter (with endnotes) here. The Honorable Matt Bevin 700 Capital Avenue, Suite 100Frankfort, Kentucky 40601​  Dear Governor Bevin: 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 opposition to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose H.R. 985 The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose H.R.1364 and Protect the Civil Rights of Federal Workers

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Recipient: Representative Jason Chaffetz and Representative Elijah Cummings View a PDF of this letter here. Oppose H.R. 1364 and Protect the Civil Rights of Federal Workers   Dear Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Civil Rights Coalition Letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Recipient: Chairman Ajit Pai View PDF of This Letter (with footnotes) Here Chairman Ajit PaiFederal Communications Commission445 Twelfth Street, SWWashington, DC 20554 Re:  MB Docket Nos. 09-182, 07-294, 14-50; BO Docket No. 12-30; WC Docket Nos. 09-197, 11-42, 12-375 Dear Chairman Pai: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose CRA to repeal Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Recipient: Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Charles Schumer View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Mitch McConnellSenate Majority Leader317 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles SchumerSenate Minority Leader322 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 Dear Senator McConnell and Senator Schumer,  On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose CRA to Repeal Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Recipient: The Honorable Mitch McConnell and The Honorable Charles Schumer View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Mitch McConnellMajority LeaderRussell Senate Office Building, Room 317Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Charles SchumerMinority LeaderHart Senate Office Building, Room 322Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator McConnell and Senator Schumer: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose Repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Block Grants/Per Capita Caps and the Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Recipient: United States Congress View a PDF of this letter here. Oppose Repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Block Grants/Per Capita Caps and the Defunding of Planned Parenthood Dear Senator/Representative: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Health Law Program, the National Partnership for Women and Families … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Health Care, Women's Rights

Civil Rights Community Letter Regarding the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Recipient: Attorney General Sessions View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Attorney General Sessions: 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 the 130 undersigned … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter