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Press Release 01.19.21

Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Protect Voting Rights

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, along with 52 national, state, and local organizations, filed a “friend of the court” brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which plays a vital role in ensuring that minority voters have equal access to the ballot. 

Press Release 01.14.21

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Welcomes New Board Vice Chairs and Secretary

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights this week welcomed Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, and Farhana Khera, president and executive director of Muslim Advocates, as vice chairs of the organization’s board of directors. The Leadership Conference also welcomed Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, as secretary of the board.

Press Release 01.13.21

Leading National Organizations Call for Immediate Resignation of Census Bureau Director Dillingham

Washington, D.C. – The co-chairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Census Task Force – Arturo Vargas, CEO of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund; John C. Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans
Advancing Justice | AAJC; and Wade Henderson, Interim President and CEO of The Leadership Conference – issued the following statement calling for the immediate resignation of United States Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham:

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