Press & Media

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Podcast 07.12.19

Episode 7: What Do Freedom & Justice Look Like?

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison and the iconic Rev. Dr. William Barber II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and architect of the Moral Mondays movement, discuss what justice and freedom look like in the Trump era. The conversation includes how young people are leading the movement and how we should all use our moral compass to continue the fight.

Press Release 07.10.19

NOT AGAIN: Senate Confirms Another Brown v. Board Denier

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 Damon Leichty to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Leichty refused to state that the U.S. Supreme Court correctly decided Brown v. Board of Education:

Press Release 07.10.19

Policy Recommendations Advance Civil Rights in Higher Education

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund today released key recommendations for ways in which policymakers can protect civil rights through higher education policy. The 10 policy briefs, based on The Education Fund’s 2018 civil rights principles, articulate the changes needed to create a higher education system that offers meaningful equal opportunity and success for all students, particularly the historically marginalized.

Press Release 07.8.19

Bress Is Out of Touch with the Californians He is Asked to Serve

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 Bress to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

Press Release 07.3.19

Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Protect LGBTQ Workers

WASHINGTON – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and 57 other civil rights organizations filed a “friend of the court” brief today in a trio of cases before the Supreme Court. These combined cases, which the Court will consider next term, examine whether employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity are covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.