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Press Release 04.7.22

Justice Jackson Will Be A Justice For All

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s bipartisan vote to confirm the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

Press Release 04.5.22

Media Advisory: Civil Rights Leaders to Launch Campaign Pushing Back Against Gov. Youngkin’s Whitewashing of History 

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund, NAACP, and People For the American Way will hold a joint press call on Wednesday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. ET, to launch a new campaign, Black History Is American History, an initiative to elevate the central role of Black history in America’s history and push back on the whitewashing efforts of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. The new campaign will invite Virginia families to submit their stories of support for an accurate teaching of history to the governor’s “tip line,” which was originally designed for the harmful purpose of targeting teachers who teach so-called “divisive” topics.  

Press Release 04.4.22

Judge Jackson Is Ready to Be Justice Jackson

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 vote to advance the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

Press Release 04.1.22

56 Organizations Denounce Some Senators’ Insidious Behavior and Unfounded Attacks on Judge Jackson

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined by 55 organizations, raised serious concerns about some senators’ baseless and harmful attacks on Judge Jackson’s record. The letter addresses this insidious behavior, counters the reckless attacks on public defenders and criminal defense attorneys, and corrects the record on Judge Jackson's sentencing practices.

Press Release 03.31.22

Our Courts Need More Judges Like Sarah Geraghty

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm the nomination of Sarah Geraghty to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia:

Press Release 03.30.22

ADVISORY: Census Counts to Launch a Roadmap to 2030 Census

WASHINGTON – On April 1 at 11:30 a.m. ET, census advocates from across the nation will convene virtually to launch the Roadmap to the 2030 Census — a resource for community groups and advocates to build the foundation for a fair and accurate 2030 count, learn about Census Bureau releases and activities, and plan collaborations on present and future census-related activities.

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