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Press Release 05.24.19

HHS Must Protect Health Care Access for All

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule to weaken the non-discrimination protections (Section 1557) of the Affordable Care Act:

Press Release 05.22.19

Clark Confirmation an Affront to Women, People of Color

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 Senate’s vote to confirm Stephen Clark to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri:

Press Release 05.22.19

Nielson’s Confirmation Will Harm Our Most Vulnerable Communities

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 Senate’s vote to confirm Howard Nielson to the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah:

Press Release 05.22.19

Congress Must Save 2020 Census: Robust Funding and No Untested Questions

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House Appropriations Committee’s approval of the FY 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill, which includes funding for the Census Bureau:

Press Release 05.22.19

Reduction in Poll Workers May Lead to Problems for Voters, All Voting is Local Says

COLUMBUS – Today, Mike Brickner, Ohio State Director for All Voting is Local, appeared before the Ohio House of Representatives State and Local Government Committee to testify in opposition of Senate Bill 22, a measure that would allow boards of elections to reduce the minimum number of poll workers at polling locations.

Press Release 05.22.19

Education Department Must Enforce Protections for Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, released the following statement on the Department of Education’s recognition that the Equity in IDEA regulation is in effect. The regulation will calculate significant disproportionality in placement and evaluation of students of color in special education programs:

Press Release 05.20.19

Collins is Unfit to Serve on Our Courts

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 Senate’s vote to advance the nomination of Daniel Collins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

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