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Press Release 06.15.21

Highly Regarded Voting Rights Lawyers Will Make Outstanding Federal Judges

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on President Biden’s nominations of Myrna Pérez to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Jia M. Cobb to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and Sarala V. Nagala, Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam, and Judge Omar A. Williams to the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut:

Press Release 06.11.21

Garland Commits to Protect the Freedom to Vote

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcements today on voting rights:

Press Release 06.11.21

McCurdy to Congress: Every American Must Have Free and Fair Access to the Ballot

WASHINGTON — Jesselyn McCurdy, interim executive vice president of government affairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify before the Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections today on the role polling place quality and restrictions play in free and fair access to the ballot. In her testimony, McCurdy emphasizes the urgency in passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure that every voter, no matter their background or area code, can cast a vote and have it counted.

Press Release 06.9.21

Senate Must Continue to Build a Judiciary Representative of the Nation with New Circuit Court Nominees

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing for five judicial nominees, including Eunice Lee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Veronica Rossman to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, as well as Tana Lin, David Estudillo, and Lauren King to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington:

Press Release 06.8.21

Congress Must Defend Voting Rights by Passing Two Crucial Bills

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 87 national, state, and local organizations, urged Congress to swiftly pass two critical pieces of legislation needed to protect the freedom to vote — the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) and the For the People Act (FTPA). The organizations argue that passing one without the other “simply will not be sufficient to ensure that all Americans — and particularly Americans of color — have meaningful and equal access to the ballot.”

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