WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and National Women’s Law Center, along with 67 national, state, and local organizations, filed a “friend of the court” brief today urging the Supreme Court to uphold the rights of workers against discrimination by religious employers.
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcomed Becky Monroe as director, and Iman Boukadoum as senior manager, of the Fighting Hate and Bias program; and Charmaine Riley as a communications manager. The Fighting Hate and Bias program combats hate and bigotry, advances immigrant rights, and supports community leaders and advocates who have long been leading these fights.
Celebrities Join Civil Rights Groups to Kick Off ‘And Still I Vote’ to Protect Our Vote and Democracy
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local are launching “And Still I Vote,” a national call to action to overcome discriminatory barriers to voting. Inspired by the late Maya Angelou’s acclaimed poem “And Still I Rise,” the national campaign will spotlight tactics some government officials use to erect barriers to the voting booth. These anti-democratic efforts most typically target people of color, people with limited English proficiency, young voters, people with disabilities, and other groups historically excluded from our political process. “And Still I Vote” will highlight stories of resistance and resilience from historically disenfranchised communities, while providing practical tools to fight back.
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the bipartisan House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, which would designate lynching as a hate crime under federal law:
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 116th Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, scores votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.
WASHINGTON – Senator Chris Coons, former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, and civil rights advocates hosted a telephonic press call today to urge the Senate to reject Andrew Brasher’s nomination to the Eleventh Circuit. The full Senate is scheduled to vote on his confirmation tomorrow afternoon.
WASHINGTON – On Monday, February 10, at 11:00 a.m. ET, civil rights and voting rights experts will host a telephonic press call to bring attention to Andrew Brasher’s nomination ahead of his scheduled Senate cloture vote that afternoon. The full Senate is expected to vote on his confirmation on Tuesday.
Senate Republicans claimed that the impeachment trial blocked them from addressing their legislative agenda. Let’s not forget that the House of Representatives has passed plenty of bills to advance civil and human rights, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to bury them in his legislative graveyard.