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Press Release 10.26.21

Cobb Brings Judiciary Closer to Reflecting the People it Serves

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Jia Cobb to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia:

Press Release 10.26.21

Henderson to Congress: Our Democracy Is at an Inflection Point, Swift Action Is Critical

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify today before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration on “Emerging Threats to Election Administration.” In his testimony, Henderson highlights the urgency of passing legislation to protect our freedom to vote.

Press Release 10.26.21

Janis Bowdler Will Tackle Systemic Racism and Structural Inequality

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s appointment of Janis Bowdler as the department’s first counselor for racial equity:

Press Release 10.25.21

Pérez Brings Much-Needed Experience to the Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement following the Senate’s vote to confirm Myrna Pérez to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

Press Release 10.22.21

Lenders Must Continue to be Held Accountable for Discriminatory Practices

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Lisa Rice, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, issued the following joint statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its Combatting Redlining Initiative, and the DOJ, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Trustmark National Bank’s deliberate discrimination against Black and Hispanic families: 

Uncategorized 10.22.21

Nearly 100 Civil Rights, Policy Organizations Urge Congress to Reject Biden’s Harmful Sentencing Proposal

Washington, DC — Today, nearly 100 leading civil rights organizations, community organizers, and policy groups issued a joint letter to congressional leaders opposing President Biden’s proposal to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances (FRS) as Schedule I drugs. A permanent classification would worsen racial inequities in the criminal justice system while failing to reduce overdose deaths or promote public safety.

Press Release 10.20.21

The Senate Fails to Protect Our Freedom to Vote

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance the Freedom to Vote Act to a full floor debate:

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