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Press Release 06.18.20

Civil Rights Coalition Applauds DACA Ruling, But Congress Must Permanently Protect Dreamers

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was “arbitrary and capricious” under the Administrative Procedure Act, allowing the program to remain in place:

Press Release 06.17.20

Walker’s Nomination is Political Patronage Run Amok

“The calls for justice could not be clearer: our leaders must respond to the killing of Black people by police officers and the devastating disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on communities of color. Leader McConnell is not only ignoring these calls, he is doubling down on his effort to entrench his agenda to roll back hard-fought civil rights progress. McConnell is insisting the Senate install his friend, Justin Walker, to a seat on the important D.C. Circuit. His urgency in doing this is fake – he is rushing to fill a lifetime seat that does not become vacant for months.

Press Release 06.16.20

Senate Must Reimagine Public Safety, Enact Meaningful Reform

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, will call on Congress to bring about transformative policy solutions that promote accountability, reimagine public safety, and respect the dignity of all people. In particular, Gupta points to proposals in the New Era of Public Safety report and Vision for Justice platform that would help build trust between communities and law enforcement, restore confidence, and reimagine a new paradigm of policing. Gupta previously served as the head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Press Release 06.15.20

Arizona Voting Rights Advocates and Officials to Call for Safe and Fair Elections

PHOENIX – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote℠ campaign, will hold multiple events this week to mobilize voters and urge officials in Arizona to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. These activities are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly, national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.

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