Policy Letters

Policy Letters

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

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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

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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

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Re: Proposed Rule Regarding Recruitment, Selection, and Placement (General) and Suitability, 81 Fed. Reg. 26173 (May 2, 2016), RIN: 3206-AN25

Friday, July 1, 2016

Recipient: Kimberly A. Holden View the PDF of this letter here. Kimberly A. HoldenDeputy Associate Director for Recruitment and HiringU.S. Office of Personnel Management1900 E Street NWRoom 6351DWashington, DC 20415 Dear Ms. Holden:                       On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Employment Law … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter

Amendments to Senate CJS Appropriations Bill

Tuesday, June 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, 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 strong … Read More

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FY 2017 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill: Oppose Amendments To Reduce Funding for Census Bureau; Oppose Any Rider to Make American Community Survey Voluntary

Tuesday, June 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, 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 urge you … Read More

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Protect the Census: Oppose the Vitter Amendment

Tuesday, June 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, 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 urge you … Read More

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Vote Yes on 4750, the Murphy Amendment on Gun Background Checks

Monday, June 20, 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 vote yes … Read More

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Support the “Fair Chance Act,” Amendment 4337 to the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 2943

Thursday, June 9, 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 urge you … Read More

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Support the Military Justice Improvement Act, Amendment 4310 to the National Defense Authorization Act, S.2814

Tuesday, June 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 urge you … Read More

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Oppose McCain Spending Amendment to the NDAA

Monday, June 6, 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 strongly urge you to oppose … Read More

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Oppose H.R. 5233: More “Taxation without Representation” in DC Affairs

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Recipient: U.S. House of Representatives View a 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 urge you to oppose H.R. 5233, the “Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for DC Home Rule Act of 2016.” H.R. … Read More

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Support the Brown Amendment to NDAA to Stop Unscrupulous For-Profit Schools from Harming Veterans

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Recipient: U.S. Senate View a PDF of this letter here. Dear Senators: 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 support the amendment introduced by Senators Brown, Warren, Blumenthal, and Durbin to strip Senator Manchin’s … Read More

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Oppose Resolution of Disapproval on DOL’s Fiduciary Duty Rule

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Recipient: U.S. Senate View a 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 the upcoming resolution of disapproval on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) rule on financial advisers. DOL’s pending rule … Read More

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Support H.R. 5283, the DUE PROCESS Act of 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Recipient: House Judiciary Committee View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Robert GoodlatteChairmanHouse Judiciary Committee2138 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515     The Honorable Jim SensenbrennerChairmanHouse Judiciary Crime Subcommittee2138 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable John ConyersRanking MemberHouse Judiciary CommitteeB-336 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable Sheila Jackson LeeRanking … Read More

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Oppose The “ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services (ACCESS) Act 2015” (H.R. 241)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Recipient: Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Trent Franks, Chairman Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515  The Honorable Steve Cohen, Ranking MemberSubcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 ​ Dear Chairman Franks and Ranking Member Cohen: … Read More

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Oppose the “Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Education and Reform Act of 2015” (H.R. 3765)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Recipient: Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Trent Franks, Chairman Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515  The Honorable Steve Cohen, Ranking MemberSubcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 ​ Dear Chairman Franks and Ranking Member Cohen: … Read More

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Oppose the “Correcting Obstructions to Mediate, Prevent, and Limit Inaccessibility (COMPLI) Act 2015” (H.R. 4719)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Recipient: Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable Trent Franks, Chairman Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515  The Honorable Steve Cohen, Ranking MemberSubcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 ​ Dear Chairman Franks and Ranking Member Cohen: … Read More

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Civil Rights Community Support for Guidance on Transgender Students

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Recipient: John King and Loretta Lynch View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable John KingSecretaryU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Ave., SWWashington, DC 20202 The Honorable Loretta LynchAttorney GeneralU.S. Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Ave., NWWashington, DC 20530 Dear Secretary King and Attorney General Lynch, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human … Read More

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Comments on Department of Transportation Geographic-Based Hiring Preferences in Administering Federal Awards

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Recipient: Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of Transportation View a PDF of this letter here. Docket DOT–OST–2015–0013 RIN 2105–AE38 Re: Proposed Rulemaking on Geographic-Based Hiring Preferences in Administering Federal Awards 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 … Read More

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Leadership Conference Letter on Gainful Employment

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Recipient: Secretary John King View a PDF of this letter here. Dear 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 rights of all persons in the United States, we write in support … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups Urge Education Department to Regulate Equity for School Funding

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Recipient: John King View the PDF of this letter here. The Honorable John KingSecretaryU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Ave., SWWashington, DC 20202 Dear Secretary King, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 29 undersigned organizations, we urge the Department of Education (the “Department”) to issue strong regulations clarifying the … Read More

Categories: Advocacy Letter