Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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

Comment Letter re: Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Recipient: U.S. Department of Education View the PDF of these comments here. Stephanie ValentineActing Director, Information Collection Clearance DivisionU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Avenue SW.LBJ, Room 224–82Washington, DC 20202–4537 RE: Docket ID number ED–2016–ICCD–0147 Dear Ms. Valentine, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 32 undersigned organizations, we write … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Letter to Secretary DeVos Re: the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

Monday, February 27, 2017

Recipient: Secretary DeVos View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Secretary DeVos: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is 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 engage in legislative … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose H.J. Res. 43 to Overturn the HHS Rule on the Title X Family Planning Program

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Recipient: Representative Paul Ryan and Representative Nancy Pelosi View a PDF of this letter (including footnotes) here. Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi: 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 protect the civil and human … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Cosponsor the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2017 (S. 411)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Recipient: U.S. Senate View the PDF of this letter (including footnotes) here. Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the 126 undersigned organizations, we urge you to cosponsor S. 411, the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2017 (ERRPA). Passage of this bill is needed to put … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Comments regarding Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ms. Hada Flowers, General Services Administration View a PDF of this letter with footnotes here. Re: Federal Acquisition Regulation: Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors (FAC 2005-93, FAR Case 2017-001) Dear Ms. Flowers, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human and Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose H.R. 634, the “Election Assistance Commission Termination Act”

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Recipient: Committee on House Administration View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Gregg Harper, ChairmanCommittee on House AdministrationU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable Robert Brady, Ranking MemberCommittee on House AdministrationU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Harper and Ranking Member Brady: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose H.J. Res. 57 – Keep ESSA Implementation Moving Forward

Monday, February 6, 2017

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Representative, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 29 undersigned organizations, we urge you to oppose H.J. Res. 57 and to support continued implementation of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In order for the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education

Letter Opposing Repeal of ESSA Accountability Regulation

Monday, February 6, 2017

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Representative,        On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 29 undersigned organizations, we urge you to oppose H.J. Res. 57 and to support continued implementation of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In order for the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

214 Civil and Human Rights Organizations Express Continued Concern about Sessions Nomination

Monday, January 30, 2017

Recipient: Senator Charles Grassley View the PDF of this letter here.  Dear Chairman Grassley: 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 213 undersigned organizations, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Nominations, Voting Rights

Oppose Confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education

Monday, January 30, 2017

Recipient: U.S. Senate View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Senator, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 251 organizations listed below, we urge you to oppose the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education. All parents and students in this country – … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

190 National Civil and Human Rights Organizations Express Continued Concerns about Sessions Nomination

Monday, January 30, 2017

Recipient: Senator Charles Grassley View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Chairman Grassley: 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 189 undersigned organizations, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Leadership Conference sign-on letter to President-elect Trump regarding DACA

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Recipient: President-elect Donald Trump View the PDF of this letter here. Dear President-Elect Trump: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the undersigned organizations, we write regarding the Obama administration’s executive action on “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (“DACA”). As you prepare to take office on January 20, we strongly … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose the Nomination of Representative Tom Price for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Recipient: U.S. Senate View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Senator: 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 protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, we urge you … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose Flake SA 39—Elimination of Davis-Bacon Oppose Flake SA 45—VA Ban on Employment for Formerly Incarcerated

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Recipient: U.S. Senate View the PDF of this letter here. 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, we write to express our opposition … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter