WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate introduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act:
Extension of Harmful Trump-Era Policy Is a Major Step Backward From Much-Needed Criminal- Legal Reform and Public Health Response to Overdose Crisis
WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement applauding President Biden’s latest slate of 10 federal judicial nominations, including the nomination of Dale Ho to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York:
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 60 other civil and human rights organizations called on President Biden to immediately pause the removal of Haitians and to investigate the recent treatment of migrants and conditions at the U.S. southern border. The letter also denounces the treatment of Haitians seeking asylum at the U.S. border and pleads with the administration to uphold basic due process and human rights.
WASHINGTON — Leading civil rights organizations released the following joint statement after bipartisan negotiations around the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act were ended:
WASHINGTON — Leaders of 39 human and civil rights organizations delivered the following letter to the White House on Tuesday evening to oppose the Biden administration’s violent expulsions of Haitian asylum seekers at the U.S-Mexico border and its recent move to appeal a federal court ruling that would have brought an end to additional expulsions of asylum-seeking families. The leaders warn the administration that these recent actions represent an inflection point for the president's commitment to human rights and racial justice, and threaten to cement Biden’s legacy as a president who continued, rather than stopped, the Trump administration’s dismantling of the U.S. asylum system and targeting of Black, Brown and Indigenous immigrant communities.
WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund announced today that Scott Simpson is rejoining the organizations as managing director of campaigns and programs. The organizations also announced Jesselyn McCurdy as executive vice president of government affairs, Shin Inouye as executive vice president of communications, and Corrine Yu as senior advisor to the president.
WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement following the Senate’s vote to confirm Margaret Strickland to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico: