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Press Release 10.30.20

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Issues Scorecard for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 116th United States Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, scores 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 10.28.20

120 Groups Urge Federal Funding for Counselors and Supports, Instead of School Police

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 119 civil rights, justice reform, and education organizations today called on Congress to support the Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act [S. 4360/H.R. 7848]. The bill would prohibit federal funding for school-based law enforcement and instead invest in counselors and other supports that create positive learning environments, especially for students of color, Native students, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ students who are disproportionally harmed by school policing.

Press Release 10.26.20

Voters Must Know Their Rights Ahead of Election Day

WASHINGTON – With just one week until voting ends on Election Day, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote campaign, will assemble state officials and voting rights experts to discuss election protection, voters’ rights, and how to prepare for potentially long lines on Election Day during a Facebook Live event on October 27 at 5:30 p.m EDT.

Press Release 10.26.20

Trump Administration Must Offer Humanitarian Protections to Cameroonians

WASHINGTON—The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and 79 other civil rights groups today urged President Trump and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Wolf to immediately provide the maximum protection possible through a Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Cameroonians.

Press Release 10.23.20

Broad Coalition Calls on Senate to Extend 2020 Census Data Reporting Deadlines

Washington, D.C. – Underscoring the importance and urgency of extending statutory reporting deadlines for apportionment and redistricting data, a diverse and consequential array of local, state, and national organizations urged U.S Senators today to “to give the U.S. Census Bureau sufficient time to thoroughly implement complex data processing activities and complete the most accurate 2020 Census possible.”

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