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Press Release 06.17.21

Supreme Court Rejects Broad Taxpayer-Funded License to Discriminate

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled that Philadelphia’s contract with Catholic Social Services was impermissible under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment: 

News 06.17.21

Juneteenth Must Be Marked with Action

WASHINGTON— Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on President Biden signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, ahead of the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth:

Press Release 06.17.21

Vision for Justice Campaign Demands an End to the War on Drugs

WASHINGTON – On the 50th anniversary of the War on Drugs, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund’s Vision for Justice campaign launched a series of actions calling for an end to the War on Drugs. The campaign released video vignettes on its Instagram account with powerful personal stories from people who have been affected by the War on Drugs. The campaign also includes LED truck ads demanding an end to the War on Drugs. The truck will drive around Washington, D.C., and park in front of the U.S. Capitol from June 17 to June 18. On June 21, the campaign will also display four different posters in over 30 locations around the city.

Press Release 06.17.21

Supreme Court Protects Health Care Access for Millions of Americans 

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the plaintiffs did not have standing to challenge the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas:

Press Release 06.15.21

Highly Regarded Voting Rights Lawyers Will Make Outstanding Federal Judges

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on President Biden’s nominations of Myrna Pérez to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Jia M. Cobb to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and Sarala V. Nagala, Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam, and Judge Omar A. Williams to the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut:

Press Release 06.11.21

Garland Commits to Protect the Freedom to Vote

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcements today on voting rights:

Press Release 06.11.21

McCurdy to Congress: Every American Must Have Free and Fair Access to the Ballot

WASHINGTON — Jesselyn McCurdy, interim executive vice president of government affairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify before the Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections today on the role polling place quality and restrictions play in free and fair access to the ballot. In her testimony, McCurdy emphasizes the urgency in passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure that every voter, no matter their background or area code, can cast a vote and have it counted.

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