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Press Release 06.10.19

Holte is Unqualified to Serve as a Federal Judge

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Ryan Holte to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims:

Press Release 06.5.19

New Report: 2020 Census Could Miscount Millions of People of Color

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, issued the following statement on the Urban Institute’s recent report showing that the 2020 Census could miscount millions of people of color and young children:

Press Release 06.4.19

House Delivers Long Overdue Protections for Immigrants; Now Senate Must Act

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide permanent status and a pathway to citizenship to Dreamers and beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

Press Release 06.4.19

Justice Department Dodges Meaningful Dialogue on Policing and Justice Reform

WASHINGTON —The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and ten civil rights organizations have submitted a letter to Attorney General Barr expressing grave concerns about an exclusive convening on policing consent decrees and settlement agreements. Barr promised during his Senate confirmation hearing to meet with civil rights organizations regarding policing and justice reform. But the Department never responded to the request that followed from The Leadership Conference and other organizations for a meeting on these critical issues.

Pod for the Cause 05.31.19

Episode 4: My Body, My Choice

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison, Alabama Senator Vivian Figures, and Kimberly Inez McGuire, executive director of Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE), discuss the recent Alabama abortion law and the nationwide attacks on abortion overall. The conversation included how these attacks will harm people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community in addition to how we can rise up in defense of a women’s right to choose.

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