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Press Release 02.9.21

More than 80 Civil Rights Organizations Ask President Biden to Commute Federal Death Sentences and Issue a Moratorium

WASHINGTON — A group of 82 organizations signed on to a letter sent to President Biden today asking him to “act on [his] promise of ensuring equality, equity, and justice in our criminal legal system by immediately commuting the sentences of all individuals under federal sentence of death, and reinstating the federal moratorium on the use of the death penalty.” The letter was circulated by the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Press Release 01.19.21

Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Protect Voting Rights

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, along with 52 national, state, and local organizations, filed a “friend of the court” brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which plays a vital role in ensuring that minority voters have equal access to the ballot. 

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