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Press Release 03.11.20

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund Bolster Anti-Hate and Bias Efforts

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcomed Becky Monroe as director, and Iman Boukadoum as senior manager, of the Fighting Hate and Bias program; and Charmaine Riley as a communications manager. The Fighting Hate and Bias program combats hate and bigotry, advances immigrant rights, and supports community leaders and advocates who have long been leading these fights.

Press Release 03.2.20

Celebrities Join Civil Rights Groups to Kick Off ‘And Still I Vote’ to Protect Our Vote and Democracy

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local are launching “And Still I Vote,” a national call to action to overcome discriminatory barriers to voting. Inspired by the late Maya Angelou’s acclaimed poem “And Still I Rise,” the national campaign will spotlight tactics some government officials use to erect barriers to the voting booth. These anti-democratic efforts most typically target people of color, people with limited English proficiency, young voters, people with disabilities, and other groups historically excluded from our political process. “And Still I Vote” will highlight stories of resistance and resilience from historically disenfranchised communities, while providing practical tools to fight back.

Press Release 02.26.20

Senate Must Follow House and Denounce Lynching

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the bipartisan House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, which would designate lynching as a hate crime under federal law:

Press Release 02.25.20

Scorecard Finds Majority of Congress Supports Key Civil and Human Rights Priorities

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 116th 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 02.5.20

Senate Must Reject Anti-Voting Rights Nominee Brasher

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts Campaign Director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after Mitch McConnell filed cloture on the nomination of Andrew Brasher to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit: