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Press Release 05.3.22

The Leadership Conference Statement on the Passing of Norman Mineta

WASHINGTON – Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the passing of Norman Mineta, who The Leadership Conference honored in 1996 with the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award.

Press Release 04.27.22

Abudu, Childs, Choudhury and Merle are Exceptional Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nominations of Nancy Abudu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Judge J. Michelle Childs to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Nusrat Choudhury to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and Natasha Merle to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York:

Press Release 04.26.22

President Biden’s Clemency Provides Welcome Second Chance

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after President Biden announced the pardons of three people and commuted the sentences of 75 people:

Press Release 04.25.22

The Leadership Conference Education Fund Releases Federal Civil Rights Data Collection Report

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund today released “Information Nation: The Need for Improved Federal Civil Rights Data Collection.” The new report urges the Biden administration to restore and expand the scope, frequency, and public accessibility of federal data collections, in order to identify equity gaps and solutions to remedy them.

Press Release 04.12.22

In NY Daily News, Henderson and Wiley Celebrate Justice Jackson’s Historic Confirmation

WASHINGTON — In an opinion piece published in the New York Daily News, Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Maya Wiley, incoming president and CEO of the organization, celebrate the Senate’s historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court — while noting the unfinished business that remains.

Press Release 04.7.22

Diverse Coalition of Rights Organizations to Gather After Final Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC – This Friday, April 8, beginning at 4:00 PM ET, People For the American Way, Alliance for Justice, Center for Popular Democracy Action, The Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights and the National Women’s Law Center, will host a major celebration of the historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next associate justice to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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