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Press Release 05.17.19

Rev. William Barber, Chad Griffin Honored at Civil and Human Rights Coalition’s Humphrey Dinner

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights hosted its annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award dinner on Wednesday. At the event, the civil rights coalition bestowed its highest honor, the Humphrey award, upon the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and presented the Chairperson’s award to Chad Griffin, the outgoing president of the Human Rights Campaign.

Press Release 05.16.19

‘Pod for the Cause’ to Drive Dialogue, Social Change

WASHINGTON – With the impetus to reach new audiences, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, announced their latest project: a millennial-led social justice podcast titled “Pod for the Cause.”

Press Release 05.16.19

Vitter Threatens Women’s Health and Racial Equality

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Wendy Vitter to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana:

Press Release 05.14.19

Senators Must Reject Lee for Ninth Circuit

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote to advance the nomination of Kenneth Lee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

Press Release 05.14.19

Truncale Threatens the Protection of Basic Civil Rights

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Michael Truncale to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas:

Press Release 05.9.19

The Leadership Conference to USCCR: Federal Workplace Needs Clear Processes for Discrimination, Harassment Claims

WASHINGTON – Tamara E. Chrisler, managing director of policy at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify today before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on “Federal Me Too: Examining Sexual Harassment in Government Workplaces.” Chrisler’s testimony highlights the need to create a workplace culture with clear, timely policies for processing discrimination and harassment complaints.

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