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Press Release 10.11.19

Civil Rights Activists Call for Accountability and Transparency in Dallas Policing

WASHINGTON – Lynda Garcia, policing campaign director of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the first Community Police Oversight Board (CPOB) meeting in Dallas this week. The Dallas Police Department and CPOB convened after the murder of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the murder trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger:

Press Release 10.11.19

New Facebook Policy Harms Our Democracy, Says Gupta in Politico

WASHINGTON – In an opinion piece in Politico, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, criticizes Facebook’s move to exempt politicians’ speech from its community standards. Gupta examines how the new policy will allow politicians free rein to spread misinformation and racially divisive content.

Press Release 10.4.19

Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief Before Supreme Court Challenging Department of Homeland Security’s Rescission Of DACA

WASHINGTON – A coalition of civil rights and social justice organizations led by the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court urging that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful.

Press Release 10.1.19

Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Reject Challenge to One of the Nation’s Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes

WASHINGTON – Civil rights leaders urged the Supreme Court to preserve a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and ethnicity when making and enforcing contracts. The law applies to all private and public actors and prohibits retaliation. Known as Section 1981, it has been one of the cornerstones of the oldest and most storied pieces of civil rights laws for over 150 years - the Civil Rights Act of 1866.