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Press Release 10.26.21

Henderson to Congress: Our Democracy Is at an Inflection Point, Swift Action Is Critical

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify today before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration on “Emerging Threats to Election Administration.” In his testimony, Henderson highlights the urgency of passing legislation to protect our freedom to vote.

Press Release 10.26.21

Janis Bowdler Will Tackle Systemic Racism and Structural Inequality

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s appointment of Janis Bowdler as the department’s first counselor for racial equity:

Press Release 10.25.21

Pérez Brings Much-Needed Experience to the Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement following the Senate’s vote to confirm Myrna Pérez to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

Press Release 10.22.21

Lenders Must Continue to be Held Accountable for Discriminatory Practices

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Lisa Rice, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, issued the following joint statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its Combatting Redlining Initiative, and the DOJ, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Trustmark National Bank’s deliberate discrimination against Black and Hispanic families: 

Press Release 10.20.21

The Senate Fails to Protect Our Freedom to Vote

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance the Freedom to Vote Act to a full floor debate:

Press Release 10.20.21

Biden’s Judicial Nominees Stand Out for Their Impressive Backgrounds

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 six judicial nominations, including the nominations of Judge Holly Thomas to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Charlotte Sweeney to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and Judge Hernán Vera to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, among others:

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