Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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

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

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

Letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding Sentencing Reform

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Recipient: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell View the PDF of this letter here. October 27, 2016 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Majority Leader McConnell: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Responding to Violations of General Order 302-13 (Body Worn Camera Program) – Disciplinary Mechanisms & the Recent Police Shooting of Terrence Sterling

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Recipient: Mayor Muriel Bowser View a PDF of this letter here. September 28, 2016 Mayor Muriel BowserExecutive Office of the MayorJohn A. Wilson Building1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, D.C. 20004   Re: Responding to Violations of General Order 302-13 (Body Worn Camera Program) – Disciplinary Mechanisms & the Recent Police Shooting of Terrence Sterling   Dear … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Letter regarding the confirmation of Judge Richard Boulware II to the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee View the PDF of this letter here. September 27, 2016 The Honorable Charles Grassley U.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Grassley, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we write to urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Support Funding for Flint in the Continuing Resolution

Monday, September 26, 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, and the 85 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Support a Clean, Short-Term Continuing Resolution

Monday, September 19, 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 rights of all persons in the United States, we write to express support for … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Letter to Speaker Ryan Re: Voting Rights Act

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Recipient: Speaker Paul Ryan View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Speaker Ryan, On the heels of the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA or the Act), we remain deeply troubled that there has been no action in the House of Representatives to address the issue of voting rights. We are writing … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Support HR 5992, the American Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act of 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Recipient: House Judiciary Committee Dear Member of the House Judiciary 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 and protect the rights of all persons in the United States, we write to express our support for … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose H.R. 5983, the “Financial CHOICE Act of 2016”

Monday, September 12, 2016

Recipient: Committee on Financial Services View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Committee on Financial Services Member: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we urge you to oppose H.R. 5983, the “Financial CHOICE Act of 2016.” This bill appears to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose HR 5936, the Veterans Care Agreement and West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Representative: We write to oppose language in H.R. 5936, the “Veterans Care Agreement and West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016,” which would diminish civil rights protections by undermining the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ jurisdiction when the Department of Veterans … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Comments on 2020 Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Recipient: U.S. Census Bureau View a PDF of this letter here. Re:  2020 Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations  Dear Ms. Humes: 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 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Census

Comment Letter on NPRM on MPO Coordination and Planning Area Reform

Friday, August 26, 2016

Recipient: Anthony Foxx, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation View PDF of this letter here. Re: Docket Number FHWA-2016-0016-0001 Dear Secretary Foxx, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations with promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Comment Letter on CFPB Arbitration Rule

Monday, August 22, 2016

Recipient: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau View a PDF of this letter here. Re: Docket No. CFPB-2016-0020 or RIN 3170-AA51 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 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Comments on Department on Transportation Congestion Rule

Friday, August 19, 2016

Recipient: Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of Transportation View the PDF of this letter here. RE: Docket Number FHWA-2013-0054 Dear Secretary Foxx: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States, and The Leadership … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Transportation Equity

Re: Today’s Hearing on “HUD Accountability” and Distressed Asset Sales

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Recipient: Committee on Financial Services View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Jeb Hensarling, ChairmanCommittee on Financial ServicesUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable Maxine Waters, Ranking MemberCommittee on Financial ServicesUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Hensarling and Ranking Member Waters: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose Ideological Riders Included in Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives View a PDF of this letter here. On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its 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 strong opposition … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Promote Media Diversity and Affordable Broadband

Monday, July 11, 2016

Recipient: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology View a PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Greg WaldenChairmanSubcommittee on Communications and TechnologyCommittee on Energy and CommerceWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable Anna EshooRanking MemberSubcommittee on Communications and TechnologyCommittee on Energy and CommerceWashington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Eshoo, On behalf of The Leadership Conference … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose the So-Called “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act” (S. 3100) and the “Stop Illegal Reentry Act” (S. 2193)

Tuesday, July 5, 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 of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we urge you to oppose S. 3100, the “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act,” and S. 2193, the “Stop Illegal Reentry Act.” These two … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter