Executive Orders: An Overview
Executive Orders: An Overview is a supplement to the Civil and Human Rights Executive Order Progress Report, a project of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is the nation’s oldest and largest civil and human rights coalition of more than 230 national organizations. The Leadership Conference Education Fund was founded in 1969 as its education and research arm.
Executive Orders: An Overview provides an overview of executive orders broadly — what they are and how they are issued and implemented — and is a complement to two additional publications:
- The Civil and Human Rights Executive Order Progress Report provides an overview of the Biden administration’s use of executive orders to advance civil and human rights. It assesses the implementation of 41 directives contained in nine civil and human rights executive orders issued by the Biden administration and was issued on June 12, 2023.
- Strengthening Democracy: A Progress Report on Federal Agency Action to Promote Access to Voting, issued on March 3, 2023 by a coalition of 53 organizations, evaluates 10 key agencies’ progress on implementing the Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting.