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Press Release 06.22.22

Civil Rights Community Urges Policymakers to Include, Protect, and Celebrate Transgender Students

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined by 150 national civil and human rights organizations, condemned discriminatory legislation that would harm both cisgender and transgender girls and women. Citing the unprecedented wave of proposed and enacted laws across the country that aim to make participating in school intolerable for LGBTQI+ students, and especially transgender students, the open letter calls for policymakers to reject attacks on transgender youth and commit to the full inclusion of transgender students in educational opportunities.

Press Release 06.16.22

Juneteenth Celebration Must Be Marked with Impactful Change

WASHINGTON – As the nation marks the first anniversary of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 30 organizations, called on President Biden to advance economic justice policies that will benefit Black communities and continue to build upon his administration’s efforts to confront discrimination and racial disparities.

Press Release 05.25.22

Sweeney Is Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Working People

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director, fair courts program, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Charlotte Sweeney to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado:

Press Release 05.25.22

Merriam, Montecalvo, and Cartwright’s Experiences Will Benefit the Federal Bench

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director, fair courts program, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nominations of Judge Sarah Merriam to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Lara Montecalvo to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Tiffany Cartwright to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington:

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