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Press Release 03.10.22

Congress Must Address Systemic Undercount in the Census

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the post-enumeration survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau:

Press Release 03.9.22

Early Care and Education Policies Must Advance Equity, Protect Civil Rights 

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 46 civil rights and education organizations, today released Civil Rights Principles for Early Care and Education. The principles outline how decision makers at all levels can ensure an education system that offers meaningful equal opportunity and success for all children, especially those who have been historically marginalized.

Press Release 03.8.22

Maya Wiley to Head The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights announced today that it and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, have selected civil rights attorney and activist, and NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst Maya Wiley to assume the leadership of both organizations. The chairs of the two organizations’ boards made the announcement after a joint board meeting to ratify the consensus recommendation of a 15-member joint board search committee. Wiley will hold the titles of president and CEO of both organizations and officially assume the roles on May 2, 2022.

Press Release 03.6.22

Civil Rights Leaders Reflect on 57th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Washington, D.C. (March 6, 2022) – Leading civil rights organizations issued the following joint statement to reflect on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday and to urge Congress to remain focused on protecting the fundamental right to vote for the American people:

Press Release 03.2.22

Freeman and Davis’ Vital Experience Would Greatly Benefit the Federal Bench

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on several judicial nominations, including Arianna Freeman to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit:

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