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Press Release 03.2.21

The Leadership Conference Statement on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, a 2000 recipient of the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award, the civil rights community’s highest honor:

Press Release 03.1.21

PRESS CALL: Senator Coons, Civil Rights, Law Enforcement, and Conservative Leaders Urge Swift Confirmation of Vanita Gupta to Justice Department

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, March 2, at 12 p.m. ET, Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and civil rights, law enforcement, and conservative leaders will host a press call urging the Senate to expeditiously confirm Vanita Gupta to serve as the next associate attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice. The Senate is scheduled to hold a hearing on her nomination on March 9.

Press Release 02.26.21

Depopulating Prisons Must Be Part of Biden’s Commitment to Racial Justice and COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 109 organizations, sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting a meeting and urging swift action to protect the health and safety of incarcerated individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the groups are pushing for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to release individuals from home confinement through its expanded authority under the CARES Act, or through compassionate release.

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