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Uncategorized 04.25.22

The Leadership Conference Education Fund Releases Federal Civil Rights Data Collection Report

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund today released “Information Nation: The Need for Improved Federal Civil Rights Data Collection.” The new report urges the Biden administration to restore and expand the scope, frequency, and public accessibility of federal data collections, in order to identify equity gaps and solutions to remedy them.

Press Release 04.12.22

In NY Daily News, Henderson and Wiley Celebrate Justice Jackson’s Historic Confirmation

WASHINGTON — In an opinion piece published in the New York Daily News, Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Maya Wiley, incoming president and CEO of the organization, celebrate the Senate’s historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court — while noting the unfinished business that remains.

Press Release 04.7.22

Diverse Coalition of Rights Organizations to Gather After Final Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC – This Friday, April 8, beginning at 4:00 PM ET, People For the American Way, Alliance for Justice, Center for Popular Democracy Action, The Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights and the National Women’s Law Center, will host a major celebration of the historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next associate justice to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Press Release 04.7.22

Justice Jackson Will Be A Justice For All

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s bipartisan vote to confirm the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

Press Release 04.5.22

Media Advisory: Civil Rights Leaders to Launch Campaign Pushing Back Against Gov. Youngkin’s Whitewashing of History 

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund, NAACP, and People For the American Way will hold a joint press call on Wednesday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. ET, to launch a new campaign, Black History Is American History, an initiative to elevate the central role of Black history in America’s history and push back on the whitewashing efforts of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. The new campaign will invite Virginia families to submit their stories of support for an accurate teaching of history to the governor’s “tip line,” which was originally designed for the harmful purpose of targeting teachers who teach so-called “divisive” topics.  

Press Release 04.4.22

Judge Jackson Is Ready to Be Justice Jackson

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

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