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Press Release 02.16.22

Senate Must Confirm Remarkable Nominee Nina Morrison

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 hearing on judicial nominations, including the nomination of Nina Morrison to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York:

Press Release 02.14.22

We Must Protect Historically Black Colleges and Universities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released the following statement on the continued threats of violence against several historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs):

Press Release 02.9.22

85 Immigrant and Human Rights Groups Call for Investigation & Demand Private Prison Ban Extend to ICE Detention

Washington, DC – Today American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Immigration Council, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International USA, Detention Watch Network, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Immigrant Justice Center and the National Immigration Project (NIPNLG) sent a request to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the OIG for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting a formal review into the implementation of President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) phasing out the use of private prisons by the DOJ. The request was supported by 85 immigrant and human rights groups that delivered a complementary letter to the Inspectors General demanding the findings be made public amid the Biden administration’s troubling pattern of immigration detention expansion contradicting the very spirit of the executive order and his own campaign promises.

Press Release 02.4.22

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Issues Scorecard for 117th Congress

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released its scores for every member of the first session of the 117th United States Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, reflects the votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.

Press Release 01.27.22

Media Advisory: Press Call With Progressive, Civil Rights Groups On Justice Breyer Retiring

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 27, 2022 – National Women’s Law Center, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation/Black Women’s Roundtable, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Alliance for Justice, and People For the American Way will hold a joint press call today about Justice Stephen Breyer’s announcement of his impending retirement. President Biden has promised to nominate the nation’s first-ever Black woman to the Supreme Court, and he has promised that this nominee will have a demonstrated commitment to civil and human rights, and equal justice under the law. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has also indicated that he is planning to move the nominee quickly through the Senate confirmation process.

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