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Press Release 02.26.24

The Leadership Conference Applauds Department of Education Toolkit on Voter Registration

WASHINGTON — Leslie Proll, senior director of the voting rights program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Yterenickia 'YT' Bell, senior director of the And Still I Vote program, released the following statement celebrating the U.S. Department of Education’s toolkit for promoting civic engagement and voter registration activities for students.

Press Release 02.14.24

90+ Civil Rights Groups Call for Robust Funding for Education Civil Rights Office to Protect Students

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 91 national and local advocacy organizations, called on President Biden and congressional appropriators to double the funding for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR cannot fulfill its responsibility to protect the civil rights of all students without adequate resources.

Press Release 02.8.24

Amir Ali’s Commitment to Equal Justice Will Strengthen Our Judiciary

WASHINGTON — Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on several judicial nominees, including the nomination of Amir Ali to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia:

Press Release 02.7.24

Op-Ed from Maya Wiley and Derrick Johnson in Atlanta Journal-Constitution: J. Edgar Hoover Wanted to Discredit MLK, Don’t Give Credence To His Illegal Tactics

WASHINGTON – Following Robert F. Kennedy Jr. attempting to justify the illegal wiretaps of Martin Luther King Jr., and with a movement to release the tapes, Maya Wiley, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Derrick Johnson, CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People wrote an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution saying that the illegally obtained surveillance must not be released.

Press Release 01.17.24

100+ National Organizations Call on Senate to Prioritize Judicial Confirmations

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined by 108 national organizations, wrote to senators today underscoring the urgency of building a federal judiciary that lives up to its promise of equal justice for all by filling all judicial vacancies in 2024 with diverse nominees who are committed to civil and human rights. The letter comes on the eve of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s consideration of 20 judicial nominees.

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