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Press Release 12.18.19

Fifth Circuit Decision Sets Stage to Strip Health Care from Millions

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision finding the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional and remanding the severability issue back to the district judge:

Press Release 12.17.19

Congress Passes Long-Overdue Parental Leave, Fair Chance Hiring Protections

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the inclusion of the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 and paid parental leave for federal workers in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by Congress:

Press Release 12.16.19

McConnell Makes Year-End Attempt to Entrench GOP’s Court Takeover

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts campaign director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture on 13 judicial nominees this week in an attempt to bring Trump’s total lifetime confirmations to 187:

Press Release 12.16.19

The President Is Not Above the Law

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in support of the House of Representatives’ passage of H. Res. 755, Impeaching Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors:

Press Release 12.11.19

VanDyke Confirmation an Affront to Civil Rights

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts campaign director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Lawrence VanDyke to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Nevada:

Press Release 12.10.19

Californians Deserve Better than Bumatay on the Ninth Circuit

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts Campaign Director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Patrick Bumatay to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

Press Release 12.6.19

Civil Rights Groups: The “Fairness for All” Act is an Affront to Existing Protections, Treats LGBTQ People and Women as Second-Class Individuals

WASHINGTON -- Today, national advocacy groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Center for American Progress (CAP), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLAAD, Lambda Legal, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Black Justice Coalition (BJC), National Fair Housing Alliance, National Partnership for Women and Families, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), PFLAG National and the Transgender Law Center expressed strong opposition to the so-called “Fairness For All” Act, as introduced in Congress. If enacted, this bill would undermine civil rights protections for women, people of color, people of faith and create substandard protections for LGBTQ people. In a joint statement, the groups wrote: