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Press Release 05.9.19

Senate Panel Advances Anti-Civil Rights Judicial Nominees Brown and Starr

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee votes to advance the nominations of Jeffrey Brown to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas and Brantley Starr to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas:

Press Release 05.8.19

Park Threatens Decades of Civil and Human Rights Progress

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote to advance the nomination of Michael Park to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

Press Release 05.8.19

Civil Rights Coalition Applauds Committee on Efforts to Close Minority Homeownership Gap, Eliminate Discriminatory Policies: “This is What Oversight Looks Like”

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined by Americans for Financial Reform, submitted testimony today to the House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance at its hearing on “A Review of the State of and Barriers to Minority Homeownership.” The Leadership Conference applauds the chair and the committee for examining policies to address our nation’s troubling racial gap in homeownership and many financial practices that impact communities of color.

Press Release 05.8.19

Bianco’s Confirmation is Misguided

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Joseph Bianco to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:

Press Release 05.2.19

ADVISORY: Civil and Human Rights Coalition to Honor Rev. William Barber, Chad Griffin

WASHINGTON – On May 15, at 6:30 p.m. ET, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will host its annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner. The civil rights coalition will bestow its highest honor, the Humphrey award, upon the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and will present the Chairperson’s award to Chad Griffin, the outgoing president of the Human Rights Campaign, during the dinner.

Press Release 05.2.19

HHS Final Denial of Care Rule Puts Patients at Risk

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a final rule to allow health workers to cite religious or moral objections to deny care to patients:

Press Release 05.2.19

Senate Must Act on Democracy Reform, Say Gupta, Rep. Sarbanes in The Hill

WASHINGTON – In an opinion piece in The Hill, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-3), called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a floor vote on the democracy reform package, the For the People Act. Sarbanes, chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, helped lead efforts to pass the bill in the House of Representatives.

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