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Press Release 04.9.24

The Center for Civil Rights and Technology Announces New Advisory Council

WASHINGTON — Today the Center for Civil and Rights Technology, an advocacy hub of The Leadership Conference Education Fund and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, announced the creation of an advisory council made up of civil society leaders, as well as academics, who have published and spoken about critical issues at the intersection of civil rights and technology policy.

Press Release 03.28.24

The Leadership Conference Applauds New Federal Standards for Race and Ethnicity Data Collection

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released the following statement after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) revised federal standards for the collection of race and ethnicity data, allowing for federal data that better reflect the country’s diversity. The new OMB standards, which had not been updated since 1997, will now give the federal government, policymakers, and civil rights organizations a more accurate picture of how civil rights compliance and other programs are being utilized across different racial and ethnic groups.

Press Release 03.20.24

Judge Eumi Lee Will Be an Asset to the Northern District of California

WASHINGTON — Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Judge Eumi Lee to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California:

Press Release 03.20.24

Judge Nancy Maldonado Will Bring Critical Experience and Diversity to the Seventh Circuit

WASHINGTON — Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on several judicial nominees, including the nomination of Judge Nancy Maldonado to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Illinois):

Press Release 03.19.24

Congress Fails to Advance Civil Rights Bills in 2023, Marking Near Historic Gridlock According to Voting Record Analysis

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Voting Record, which reflects the recorded votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference and its coalition members, found that last year was one of the few first sessions of a Congress in recent history in which neither chamber passed meaningful civil rights legislation as scored by our Voting Record.

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