Press Release

Press Release 03.27.20

PRESS CALL: 275+ CIVIL RIGHTS WATCHDOGS PLEDGE TO HELP PROTECT CENSUS DATA PROTECTIONS

WASHINGTON, DC – Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense And Educational Fund), among others, representing more than 250 organizations and civic leaders, will convene for a press call on March 30, 2020 to announce a new watchdog coalition that pledges to monitor and work to protect the confidentiality of 2020 Census data.

Press Release 03.27.20

Compromise Bill Supports Many, But Congress Must Do Much More

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the passage of the third Congressional COVID-19 relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act:

Press Release 03.23.20

Governors, Mayors, and Sheriffs Must Reform Jail and Detention Practices During COVID-19

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and over 150 other groups called upon the National Governors Association (NGA), U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), and the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) to act immediately to help stem the tide of Covid-19. In letters sent to the three organizations, the groups urge them to use their authority to reasonably release people from prisons and jails to protect the lives of the more than 2.2 million people nationwide who are currently incarcerated, including more than 600,000 individuals in local jails.

Press Release 03.20.20

Census Extension Increases Flexibility During Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Census Task Force — Arturo Vargas, CEO of NALEO Educational Fund; John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC; and Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference — issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s extension of 2020 Census operations from July 31, 2020 to August 14, 2020: