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Press Release 05.13.21

Catherine Lhamon Will Protect and Advance Students’ Civil Rights

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after President Biden announced his intent to nominate Catherine Lhamon for assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education:

Press Release 05.13.21

The Senate Must Swiftly Confirm Kristen Clarke

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee vote split along party lines on the nomination of Kristen Clarke to serve as assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice:

Press Release 05.11.21

Congress Must Protect Families from Predatory Prison Phone Rates

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the introduction of S.1541, the Martha Reed-Wright Just and Reasonable Communications Act, legislation that clarifies the Federal Communications Commission’s jurisdiction over intrastate rates for telephone calls from prisons

Press Release 05.5.21

Facebook Must Make Trump Suspension Permanent

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding the Facebook Oversight Board’s decision to continue, for now, Donald Trump’s suspension from the platform. 

Press Release 04.28.21

Biden’s Historic Nominations Spark Hope for a Judiciary Representative of the Nation 

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing for five judicial nominees, including Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit:

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