Policy Letters

Policy Letters

It’s Not Just Garland: 40+ National Orgs Call on Senate to Confirm Lower Court Judges Too

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Recipient: Charles Grassley View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Charles Grassley, ChairmanCommittee on the JudiciaryUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Grassley: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 42 undersigned organizations, we write to express our dismay with the failure of the Judiciary Committee to … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose the Airport Security Enhancement and Oversight Act (S. 2361) as an Amendment to H.R. 636, The FAA Reauthorization Act

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Recipient: U.S. Senate View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Senators: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations, we write to oppose any efforts to increase background checks on aviation workers. In particular, we are opposed to the inclusion of the Airport … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Letter to Rep. Wasserman Schultz on the “Consumer Protection and Choice Act”

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Recipient: Debbie Wasserman Schultz View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Debbie Wasserman SchultzUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Wasserman Schultz: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we write to urge you to withdraw your cosponsorship … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Leadership Conference Comment on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Monday, March 28, 2016

Recipient: Civil Rights Center, U.S. Department of Labor View the PDF of these comments here. Via online submission RE: Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act–RIN 1291-AA36 Dear Ms. Barry-Perez: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Leadership Conference Letter Regarding Incentive Auction and Broadcast Media Diversity

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Recipient: Chairman Tom Wheeler View the PDF of this letter here. Chairman Tom WheelerFederal Communications Commission445 Twelfth Street, SWWashington, DC 20554 Re: MB Docket No. 14-50 Dear Chairman Wheeler: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we are writing to highlight the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015” (H.R. 2646)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Recipient: Chairman Upton and Ranking Member Pallone, House Committee on Energy and Commerce View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Chair Upton and Ranking Member Pallone: 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 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Leadership Conference Letter Regarding Forced Arbitration

Monday, March 7, 2016

Recipient: Acting Secretary King View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Acting Secretary King, 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, … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Civil Rights Statement of Support for Robust and Meaningful Federal Regulation and Oversight in ESSA

Friday, March 4, 2016

Recipient: Acting Secretary King View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Acting Secretary King: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 55 undersigned organizations, we write to urge the U.S. Department of Education to use its full authority to ensure that state and local implementation of the Every … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Uphold the Constitution

Friday, February 26, 2016

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Charles Grassley, ChairmanThe Honorable Orrin HatchThe Honorable Jeff SessionsThe Honorable Lindsey GrahamThe Honorable John CornynThe Honorable Michael LeeThe Honorable Ted CruzThe Honorable Jeff FlakeThe Honorable David VitterThe Honorable David PerdueThe Honorable Thom Tillis Committee on the JudiciaryUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Confirm Acting Secretary John King as U.S. Secretary of Education

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Recipient: Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Lamar AlexanderChair, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions CommitteeUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Patty MurrayRanking Member, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions CommitteeUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: On behalf of The Leadership … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Stay the Course on Sentencing Reform

Friday, February 12, 2016

Recipient: Senators Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn and Durbin View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Senators Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn and Durbin, On behalf of the undersigned civil rights and criminal justice organizations working to advance criminal justice reform, we appreciate your leadership on the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (S.2123), and urge you … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Urge EAC to Rescind Actions Permitting Restrictive Changes to Federal Voter Registration Form

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Recipient: Brian D. Newby View the PDF of this letter here. Brian D. NewbyExecutive DirectorElection Assistance Commissionbnewby@eac.gov Dear Director Newby: The undersigned are a collection of good-government, disability rights, civil rights, and voting rights groups that work to protect the right of every eligible American to vote.  We write now urging you to immediately withdraw … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose Ideological Riders to FY 2017 Appropriations Bills (Senate)

Monday, February 8, 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 strongly urge you … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose Ideological Riders to FY 2017 Appropriations Bills (House)

Monday, February 8, 2016

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, 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 strongly … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Re: Rates for Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375

Monday, February 8, 2016

Recipient: Federal Communications Commission View the PDF of this letter here. Chairman Thomas WheelerCommissioner Mignon ClyburnFederal Communications Commission445 12th Street, SWWashington, DC 20554 Re:  Rates for Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375 Dear Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner Clyburn:              We represent a diverse coalition of civil rights and public interest organizations that have participated in … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Judge Dax Lopez Deserves a Confirmation Hearing

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Recipient: Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy View the PDF of this letter here. Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy: 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 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Co-sponsor The Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act of 2016: Restore Civil Rights Compromised by Forced Arbitration

Wednesday, February 3, 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 urge you to co-sponsor The … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Oppose H.R. 766, the “Financial Institution Customer Protection Act”

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, we write to express our strong opposition to H.R. 766, the absurdly-named “Financial Institution Customer Protection Act.” This bill would make … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Support H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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, we write to urge you to support H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act. The bill would make significant improvements to the nation’s public and assisted housing programs, which … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Cosponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act)

Thursday, January 21, 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 and the 39 undersigned organizations, we urge you to co-sponsor the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act (S. 2042/H.R. 3514). Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Bobby Scott … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

ESSA Comments

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Recipient: U.S. Department of Education View the PDF of these comments here. Re: Docket ID ED-2015-OESE-0130 Dear Ms. Spitz, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 36 undersigned organizations, we would like to comment on the request for information regarding implementing programs under Title I of the Every Student … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter, Education

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 2016 Legislative Priorities (House)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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, 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 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

S.2298, the Mens Rea Reform Act of 2015 Will Adversely Impact the Most Vulnerable Populations

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Recipient: Senate Judiciary Committee 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 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 … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Support the Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 3406)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Recipient: House Judiciary Committee View the PDF of this letter here. Dear House Judiciary Committee Member, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 diverse organizations, we urge you to support the bipartisan Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 3406), introduced by Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter