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Uncategorized 04.22.21

House Delivers for D.C. Residents, Senate Must Follow

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after today’s passage of H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives

Uncategorized 04.20.21

George Floyd Should Still Be Here

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement in response to the jury’s conviction of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the murder of George Floyd:

Press Release 04.19.21

Biden Administration Must Cancel Student Loan Debt to Advance Racial Equity

WASHINGTON – To advance equity and civil rights, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 35 civil rights and education organizations, today released Civil Rights Principles for Student Loan Debt Cancellation. The principles outline how to ensure that broad loan cancellation provides for equity and supports all student loan holders, especially women and Black and Latino individuals, who have been disproportionately impacted by the crushing debt of student loans. 

Press Release 04.16.21

Garland Restores Key Accountability Tool

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 rescission of a Trump administration order that essentially ended the Department of Justice’s use of consent decrees:

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