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Press Release 10.22.21

Lenders Must Continue to be Held Accountable for Discriminatory Practices

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Lisa Rice, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, issued the following joint statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its Combatting Redlining Initiative, and the DOJ, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Trustmark National Bank’s deliberate discrimination against Black and Hispanic families: 

Uncategorized 10.22.21

Nearly 100 Civil Rights, Policy Organizations Urge Congress to Reject Biden’s Harmful Sentencing Proposal

Washington, DC — Today, nearly 100 leading civil rights organizations, community organizers, and policy groups issued a joint letter to congressional leaders opposing President Biden’s proposal to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances (FRS) as Schedule I drugs. A permanent classification would worsen racial inequities in the criminal justice system while failing to reduce overdose deaths or promote public safety.

Press Release 10.20.21

The Senate Fails to Protect Our Freedom to Vote

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance the Freedom to Vote Act to a full floor debate:

Press Release 10.20.21

Biden’s Judicial Nominees Stand Out for Their Impressive Backgrounds

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 six judicial nominations, including the nominations of Judge Holly Thomas to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Charlotte Sweeney to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and Judge Hernán Vera to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, among others:

Press Release 10.18.21

Gelpí Brings Depth of Experience to the Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Gustavo Gelpí to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit:

Uncategorized 10.6.21

Judge Koh Is an Exceptional Choice to Serve on the Ninth Circuit

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’s hearing on the nomination of Judge Lucy Koh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

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