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Press Release 04.19.21

Biden Administration Must Cancel Student Loan Debt to Advance Racial Equity

WASHINGTON – To advance equity and civil rights, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 35 civil rights and education organizations, today released Civil Rights Principles for Student Loan Debt Cancellation. The principles outline how to ensure that broad loan cancellation provides for equity and supports all student loan holders, especially women and Black and Latino individuals, who have been disproportionately impacted by the crushing debt of student loans. 

Press Release 04.16.21

Garland Restores Key Accountability Tool

WASHINGTON— Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s rescission of a Trump administration order that essentially ended the Department of Justice’s use of consent decrees:

Press Release 04.14.21

Senate Must Confirm Santos as Census Bureau Director

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the below statement on President Biden’s intent to nominate Robert Santos to serve as director of the U.S. Census Bureau. If confirmed, Santos would be the first person of color to serve as a permanent Census Bureau director:

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