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Press Release 07.9.20

In Univision, Zwarensteyn Underscores How Trump, McConnell Ignore Systematic Racism and COVID-19 to Transform the Courts

WASHINGTON – President Trump, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, and Judiciary Chairman Graham are failing to meaningfully and effectively address the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and the state-sanctioned violence against Black and Brown people, Lena Zwarensteyn, fair courts campaign director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, writes in a Univision opinion piece. She notes that they have instead been singularly focused on stacking the courts with unfit judges, and recently hit the grim milestone of 200 lifetime judicial confirmations during the Trump administration.

Press Release 07.8.20

Advocates Call for Expanded 2020 Census COVID-19 Safety Measures

WASHINGTON – Advocates are calling for expanded measures to better protect the public and census workers, following the U.S. Census Bureau’s news briefing today on changes made to field operations due to COVID-19. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, National Urban League, and National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund noted gaps in the bureau’s plan and demanded stronger protections.

Press Release 07.7.20

Readout of Civil Rights Leaders Call with Facebook

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., issued the following joint statement on their call with Facebook leadership:

Press Release 07.7.20

CFPB Rule Will Let Predatory Lending Increase

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) final rule on payday and car-title lending:

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