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Press Release 08.5.19

Civil Rights and Gun Reform Groups Host Rally to Denounce Hate and Demand Action

WASHINGTON - Voto Latino, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, MoveOn, the Service Employees International Union, Labor Council For Latin American Advancement, and American Federation of Teachers will host a joint rally with a coalition of national civil rights and gun violence prevention groups on Tuesday, August 6 at 12:00 PM ET at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C.

Press Release 07.31.19

Senate Continues to Degrade Texas Federal Courts

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmations of Jeffrey Brown to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas and Brantley Starr to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas:

Press Release 07.31.19

Trump Administration Must End Attack on Civil Rights Enforcement

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on reports that the Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to issue a proposed rule to amend the agency’s “disparate impact” regulations that provide anti-discrimination protections to people of color, women, and others:

Press Release 07.30.19

McConnell Shamelessly Rushes to Confirm Block of 19 Judges

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will move forward lifetime appointments for 19 judicial nominees this week, bringing Trump’s record to 150 judges confirmed by the Senate:

Podcast 07.26.19

Episode 8: Disability Rights Are Civil Rights

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison welcomes Vilissa Thompson, creator of #DisabilityTooWhite and founder of RampYourVoice, to discuss how disability rights are civil rights – and how we should all hold each other accountable for disability discrimination, both within the movement and our lives. Thompson makes the case for why we should all speak up about the intersection of racism and disability rights.

Press Release 07.25.19

The Death Penalty Has No Place in the United States

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding reports that the federal government will reverse a nearly two-decade moratorium to resume the federal death penalty:

Press Release 07.24.19

Senate Rewards Buescher for His Bias

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Brian Buescher to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska: