Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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

Re: Solutions 2020 Call to Action Plan; MB Docket Nos. 16-41, 09-182, 07-294, 14-50; WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 09-197, 10-90

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Recipient: Commissioner Mignon Clyburn View the PDF of this letter here. Commissioner Mignon ClyburnFederal Communications Commission445 Twelfth Street, SWWashington DC 20554 Re: Solutions 2020 Call to Action Plan; MB Docket Nos. 16-41, 09-182, 07-294, 14-50; WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 09-197, 10-90. Dear Commissioner Clyburn: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose Defunding of Planned Parenthood and Repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the Medicaid Expansion

Monday, January 9, 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

Support Funding for Flint in the Continuing Resolution and WRDA: Vote for Cloture on WRDA

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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 civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, we write to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Civil and Human Rights Organizations Oppose Confirmation of Jeff Sessions

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Recipient: McConnell, Reid, Grassley, and Leahy View the PDF of this letter here. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED STATES SENATECivil and Human Rights Organizations Oppose Confirmation of Jeff Sessions Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Democratic Leader Reid, Chairman Grassley, and Ranking Member Leahy: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Letter Re: The Appointment of Stephen K. Bannon

Monday, November 21, 2016

Recipient: Donald J. Trump View the PDF of this letter here. Donald J. TrumpPresident-elect of the United StatesTrump Tower 725 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY   10022 Dear President-elect Trump: We are writing to you on behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations that, together, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Leadership Conference Letter to Education Department Supports Authority to Regulate Equity

Monday, November 7, 2016

Recipient: The Honorable John King View the PDF of this letter and the attached memorandum here. The Honorable John KingSecretaryU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Ave., SWWashington, DC 20202 RE: Docket ID ED-2016-OESE-0056 Dear Secretary King, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Civil Rights Groups Letter to Education Department Regarding School Funding Rule

Monday, November 7, 2016

Recipient: The Honorable John King View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable John KingSecretaryU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Ave., SWWashington, DC 20202 RE: Docket ID ED-2016-OESE-0056 Dear Secretary King, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 25 undersigned organizations, we write in response to the Notice of … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Re: Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (Document Citation: 81 FR 67398)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Recipient: Katherine K. Wallman View the PDF of this letter here. Katherine K. WallmanChief StatisticianOffice of Management and Budget1800 G St., 9th FloorWashington, DC 20503Race-ethnicity@omb.eop.gov  Submitted via e-mail Re: Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (Document Citation: 81 FR 67398) Dear Ms. Wallman: On behalf of The Leadership Conference … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

EEOC Big Data Comments

Monday, October 31, 2016

Recipient: EEOC Executive Officer View the PDF of this letter here. EEOC Executive Officer131 M Street NEWashington, DC 20507 Submitted via email: commissionmeetingcomments@eeoc.gov Dear Madam: 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 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter