Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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

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

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

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

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