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Press Release 08.5.21

Our Courts Are in Critical Need of Exceptional Jurists Like Pérez and Cobb

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on today’s Senate vote to advance the nominations of Myrna Pérez to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Jia Cobb to the U.S. District of Columbia District Court, among others:

Press Release 08.4.21

Census Director Nominee Deserves Swift and Bipartisan Confirmation

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement following the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s bipartisan vote advancing the nomination of Robert Santos as director of the U.S. Census Bureau. If confirmed, Mr. Santos would be the first person of color to serve as a permanent Census Bureau director.

Press Release 07.22.21

New Revelations in Kavanaugh’s Background Investigation Demand Accountability

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement regarding new disturbing details reported by The New York Times on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of sexual assault allegations made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, including interference by the Trump White House.

Press Release 07.22.21

President Biden Must Do More to Advance Voting Rights Legislation

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and other civil rights organizations today urged President Biden and Vice President Harris to do even more to advance the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the Washington, D.C. Admissions Act.

Press Release 07.20.21

Henderson to Presidential Commission: We Need a Supreme Court that Works For All of Us

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify today at the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States’ public meeting panel entitled “Perspectives from Supreme Court Practitioners and Views on the Confirmation Process.” In his written testimony, Henderson emphasizes the Court’s history on civil and human rights and the sweeping role it plays in our lives. He urges the Commission to center the people most impacted by the Court as it considers the ways in which we must act to strengthen our democracy. 

Press Release 07.18.21

Advocates Host 150+ Candlelight Vigils Across More Than 40 States Honoring Legacy of the Late Rep. John Lewis and Demanding National Standards to Protect Freedom to Vote

Washington, DC — Thousands of advocates in 42 states across the country held more than 150 “Good Trouble Candlelight Vigils for Democracy,” yesterday to mark one year since the passing of Rep. John Lewis. The vigils celebrated his extraordinary legacy and called on Congress to pass critical legislation to protect the freedom to vote, end gerrymandering, and get money out of politics to realize Rep. Lewis’ vision for a democracy that works for all of us.

Press Release 07.17.21

Congress Must Deliver a Lasting Solution for Dreamers

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas decision on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

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