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Press Release 05.28.20

Civil Rights Groups Urge Minneapolis Leaders to Keep Communities Safe

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and leading civil rights groups today called on the mayor of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department chief to keep communities safe and restore trust between police and the communities they serve. The letter was sparked by the recent police killing of George Floyd and subsequent militarized response to local demonstrations, with the groups urging leaders to use this moment as an opportunity to grapple with the ongoing legacy of white supremacy and police violence in communities of color and to re-examine their approach to public safety.

Press Release 05.28.20

Trump’s Order is More Bark Than Bite

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on content moderation by social media companies:

Press Release 05.26.20

Civil Rights Groups on the Killing of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Black Visions Collective, The Native American Community Development Institute, and UNIDOS MN issued the following joint statement on the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police:

News 05.26.20

Turn Up Tuesdays Heads to Missouri to Promote Safe, Fair Elections

ST. LOUIS – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint campaign And Still I Vote℠, will partner with the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition to hold multiple events this week to mobilize voters and urge officials across the country to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. This event is a part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.

Press Release 05.20.20

281 Groups Call for Health Care Access to Protect All

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Center for Transgender Equality and the 279 undersigned organizations issued the following statement today in response to news that the Trump administration is preparing to publish a final rule that would dramatically undermine the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provisions:

News 05.18.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, along with its joint And Still I Vote campaign and in partnership with the National Disability Rights Network, will raise awareness about the power of the disability vote, discuss some of the challenges voters with disabilities face at the polls, and urge officials across the country to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. The conversation is part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.

News 05.18.20

This Week in Judicial Nominations – 5/18

The House-passed COVID-19 relief package answers the call of civil rights groups to lift and protect the hardest hit communities and our democratic institutions as this pandemic continues to wreak havoc on economic security, health, families, and lives. It is now up to the Senate to act.