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Press Release 06.23.20

Civil Rights Leaders Urge Opposition to Inept Senate Policing Bill

WASHINGTON – Leading civil rights advocates hosted a press briefing call today to outline why senators must oppose the Republican policing “reform” legislation, the JUSTICE Act. The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote to advance the legislation on Wednesday. Speakers included leaders from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for American Progress.

Press Release 06.22.20

ADVISORY: Civil Rights Leaders Urge Opposition to Inept Senate Policing Bill

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, June 23, at 1:00 p.m. ET, leading civil rights advocates will host a press briefing call to outline why senators must oppose the Republican policing “reform” legislation, the JUSTICE Act. The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote to advance the legislation on Wednesday. Speakers include leaders from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, and Center for American Progress.

Press Release 06.22.20

Trump’s Latest Xenophobic Ruse is More of the Same

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on President Trump’s proclamation suspending visas for certain foreign workers:

Press Release 06.22.20

Week of Action to Urge Congress to Pass the HEROES Act

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote℠ campaign, will hold multiple events this week as part of the And Still I Vote℠ Week of Action, a call to mobilize voters and urge the Senate to pass the HEROES Act to ensure officials across the country have the vital resources to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020, especially for voters of color. These activities are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.

Press Release 06.22.20

This Week in Judicial Nominations – 6/22

Donald Trump and the Senate are completely out touch with the nation’s real needs.

Our response to COVID-19 and structural racism, along with a looming election, define who we are as a nation. The American people are in the streets meeting this unprecedented moment to call for justice. Meanwhile, many of our nation’s leaders are failing to act.

Press Release 06.19.20

PRESS CALL: Rep. Thompson, Civil Rights Groups Oppose Trump’s 200th Lifetime Judge: Cory Wilson

WASHINGTON – On Monday, June 22, at 12:00 p.m. ET, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and civil rights advocates will host a press call to oppose Cory Wilson’s nomination to the Fifth Circuit ahead of his scheduled Senate cloture vote that afternoon. The full Senate is expected to vote on his confirmation later in the week. The speakers will underscore how nominations like Wilson’s further entrench injustice and how judges play a significant role in our justice system for decades to come.

Press Release 06.18.20

In Essence, Civil Rights Leaders, FCC Commissioner Call for Universal Broadband Access

WASHINGTON – Alongside civil rights leaders, a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission today outlined in Essence why the nation’s leadership must enact a robust plan to address the digital divide exacerbated by COVID-19. Vanita Gupta, president and CEO at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Geoffrey Starks, FCC commissioner, Reverend Al Sharpton, Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, and Maurita Coley, president and CEO of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, address how lack of access to broadband excludes communities, especially those of color, from vital resources such as educational and telemedicine programs, as well as employment opportunities.

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