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Press Release 08.30.19

AUDIO: Higher Ed Coalition: Include Civil Rights in Higher Education Policy

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund hosted an ethnic media briefing today to discuss our recently released policy recommendations for incorporating the Higher Education Civil Rights Coalition’s 10 civil rights principles into higher education legislation. Members of The Education Fund’s Higher Ed Civil Rights Coalition emphasized the importance of engaging and educating stakeholders and policymakers to ensure meaningful equal opportunity and success for all students.

Press Release 08.23.19

ADVISORY: Higher Education Experts Host Media Briefing on Civil Rights Policy Briefs

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund will hold an ethnic media briefing on Friday, August 30, at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT to discuss our recently released policy recommendations for incorporating the Higher Education Civil Rights Coalition’s 10 civil rights principles into higher education legislation. The recommendations were drafted to engage and educate diverse stakeholders and policymakers seeking reform in higher education to offer meaningful equal opportunity and success for all students, especially students of color who have been historically marginalized.

Press Release 08.21.19

The Flores Rule Change Denies Basic Human Rights

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the final rule to overturn the Flores settlement:

Press Release 08.20.19

Facebook ‘Bias’ Audit Misses the Mark

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Facebook’s audit regarding so-called anti-conservative bias:

Press Release 08.16.19

Trump Administration is Making Housing Discrimination Great Again

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule to amend the agency’s “disparate impact” regulations that provide anti-discrimination protections to people of color, women, and others:

Press Release 08.15.19

‘Trump Exporting Bigotry’

WASHINGTON – Ashley Allison, executive vice president of campaigns and programs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to Israeli President Netanyahu’s decision to ban Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from Israel following President Trump’s tweet:

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