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Press Release 07.18.19

Congress Moves Closer to Giving Working People a Raise

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 (H.R. 582):

Press Release 07.18.19

How Many Brown v. Board Deniers Can The Senate Rubber Stamp?

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Clifton Corker to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Corker refused to state that the U.S. Supreme Court correctly decided Brown v. Board of Education:

Press Release 07.17.19

Civil Rights Community Lauds House for Holding Ross, Barr in Contempt

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. House members held this critical vote following Barr and Ross’s refusal to comply with the Committee on Oversight and Reform’s investigation into the Trump administration’s pretext for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census:

Uncategorized 07.12.19

Episode 7: What Do Freedom & Justice Look Like?

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison and the iconic Rev. Dr. William Barber II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and architect of the Moral Mondays movement, discuss what justice and freedom look like in the Trump era. The conversation includes how young people are leading the movement and how we should all use our moral compass to continue the fight.