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Press Release 09.22.21

39 Human and Civil Rights Leaders Tell President Biden: “Your Administration Stands at a Precipice”

WASHINGTON — Leaders of 39 human and civil rights organizations delivered the following letter to the White House on Tuesday evening to oppose the Biden administration’s violent expulsions of Haitian asylum seekers at the U.S-Mexico border and its recent move to appeal a federal court ruling that would have brought an end to additional expulsions of asylum-seeking families. The leaders warn the administration that these recent actions represent an inflection point for the president's commitment to human rights and racial justice, and threaten to cement Biden’s legacy as a president who continued, rather than stopped, the Trump administration’s dismantling of the U.S. asylum system and targeting of Black, Brown and Indigenous immigrant communities.

Press Release 09.22.21

The Leadership Conference Announces New Staff Member and Additions to Senior Leadership Team

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund announced today that Scott Simpson is rejoining the organizations as managing director of campaigns and programs. The organizations also announced Jesselyn McCurdy as executive vice president of government affairs, Shin Inouye as executive vice president of communications, and Corrine Yu as senior advisor to the president.

Press Release 09.16.21

With Census Redistricting Data Indicating Growing Diversity, Policymakers Must Ensure Democracy for All

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following statements from civil rights leaders and census experts regarding the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of data that states and localities will use to redraw electoral district boundaries. The leaders call on government officials to ensure the data, which indicate the nation is growing more diverse, is accurately used for the fair allocation of political representation to all communities, as mandated by Congress.

Press Release 09.14.21

Rossman Will Help Deliver ‘Equal Justice Under the Law’

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement following the Senate’s vote to advance the nomination of Veronica Rossman to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit:

Press Release 09.14.21

Estudillo Will Be an Exceptional Federal Judge

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement following the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge David G. Estudillo to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington:

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