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Press Release 03.28.19

House Rightly Rejects Trump’s Transgender Service Ban

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the bipartisan passage of a House resolution rejecting President Trump’s transgender military service ban:

Press Release 03.27.19

House Delivers on Equal Pay, Senate Must Act

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act:

Press Release 03.27.19

Secretary Ross’ Refusal to Testify is a Dereliction of Duty

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ unexplained refusal to appear before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science next week:

Press Release 03.27.19

Senate Must Deliver on Democracy Reform

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Senate introduction of democracy reform package the For the People Act:

Press Release 03.26.19

Dream Act and Secure Act Needed to Protect Immigrants

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the introduction of the Dream Act of 2019 by Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham and the Secure Act by Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin:

Press Release 03.26.19

Rev. William Barber to Receive Civil and Human Rights Community’s Highest Honor

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will present the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II with its highest honor during its 43rd annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner on May 15. A pastor and social justice advocate, Rev. Barber is a consequential and moral voice advocating on many issues that are core to the civil rights movement, including voting rights, redistricting, fair labor, and women’s rights.

Press Release 03.22.19

EVENT: The Leadership Conference Education Fund to Launch National Policing Campaign for a New Era of Public Safety

WASHINGTON – Now, more than ever, is the time to rethink public safety and renew community trust. On March 28, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET, The Leadership Conference Education Fund will present a “New Era of Public Safety” and kick off the organization’s Policing Campaign, report, and toolkit for communities across the country to advance 21st century and data-driven best practices in policing.