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Press Release 01.14.20

Civil Rights Organizations Call for Defeat of Andrew Brasher’s Nomination to Eleventh Circuit

WASHINGTON — Leading national, state and local racial justice organizations today called for the Senate to reject the nomination of Andrew Brasher to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal appellate court for Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The move comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee announces it will vote on the Brasher nomination this Thursday. Last week, a coalition of 29 advocacy organizations sent a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, calling on them to halt the confirmation process for Donald Trump's federal judicial nominees now that the president has been impeached and faces a trial in the Senate.

Press Release 01.9.20

Gupta to Congress: 2020 Census Undercount Could Erase Marginalized Communities

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, testified today on the multitude of risks that could keep people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, young children, and low-income households from being counted in the upcoming 2020 Census — leading to loss of public funds and political representation for already vulnerable communities for the next 10 years. The hearing, “Reaching Hard-to-Count Communities in the 2020 Census,” was held by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Press Release 01.7.20

Housing Department Proposal Would Hamstring the Fair Housing Act

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation:

Press Release 01.7.20

Advocacy Organizations Call on Senate to Halt Judicial Confirmations Process

WASHINGTON – A coalition of 29 advocacy organizations today sent a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, calling on them to halt the confirmation process for Donald Trump's federal judicial nominees now that the president has been impeached and faces a trial in the Senate. Organizations signing the letter include People For the American Way, National Women's Law Center, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Alliance for Justice, NAACP, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The full letter can be seen here.

Press Release 12.18.19

Fifth Circuit Decision Sets Stage to Strip Health Care from Millions

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision finding the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional and remanding the severability issue back to the district judge:

Press Release 12.17.19

Congress Passes Long-Overdue Parental Leave, Fair Chance Hiring Protections

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the inclusion of the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 and paid parental leave for federal workers in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by Congress: