WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 109 organizations, sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting a meeting and urging swift action to protect the health and safety of incarcerated individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the groups are pushing for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to release individuals from home confinement through its expanded authority under the CARES Act, or through compassionate release.
Civil Rights Organizations Urge Senate to Confirm Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke for Historic Nominations to Justice Department
WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released two letters today signed by numerous civil rights organizations urging the U.S. Senate to quickly confirm Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General of the United States and Kristen Clarke as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
WASHINGTON — Wade J. Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify before the House Committee on the Judiciary today on the threat of white supremacist domestic terrorism in America. In his testimony, Henderson emphasizes the need for federal law enforcement to prioritize preventing, investigating, and prosecuting white supremacist violence.
Today, civil rights leaders called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act – a critical step to holding law enforcement accountable for unconstitutional and unethical conduct. The 2020 killing of George Floyd sparked a year of national protests in all 50 states calling for an end to police brutality against Black and Brown communities and a demand for accountability in every sector of law enforcement.
WASHINGTON -- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Mauritanian Network for Human Rights in the USA, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and 160 other civil and human rights groups today urged President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas to immediately grant an 18-month Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Mauritania, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and significant human rights violations in the country.
The leaders of the nation’s most influential civil rights and social justice organizations have scheduled a media briefing on Wednesday, February 24, to demand federal action to reform the nation’s police departments through passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.