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Press Release 09.15.20

New Bipartisan Bills Could Save the 2020 Census

WASHINGTON -- Following the introduction of U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Brian Schatz’s (D-Hawaii) bipartisan bill to give the U.S. Census Bureau the time it needs to complete an accurate 2020 Census and ensure millions of people are not erased from our national portrait, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement:

Press Release 09.14.20

As Election Nears, Turn Up Tuesdays to Address Effort to Count Every Ballot

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote campaign, will hold a Facebook Live event on Tuesday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET to discuss the reasons for, and the likelihood of, a delay in election results on November 3. Speakers will also offer advice about how to alleviate pressure on the ballot counting systems on Election Day, such as early voting and vote by mail.

Press Release 09.9.20

Civil Rights and Education Groups: Schools Must Be Safe and Inclusive for LGBTQ+ Students and Educators

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, GLSEN, National Center for Transgender Equality, and more than 235 civil rights and education organizations today called for an end to discrimination against LGBTQ+ students, educators, faculty, and staff. Highlighting the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that it is illegal to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity wherever it is illegal to discriminate based on sex, the groups urged all students, educators, and families to advance inclusive and welcoming environments in all schools that celebrate and affirm LGBTQ+ students and staff.

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