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Press Release 09.3.20

ICYMI: Internal Census Document Warns Shortened Timeline Puts Accurate 2020 Census at Risk

WASHINGTON – Following the release of a new internal Census Bureau document warning that a rushed census could create “serious errors” in the data if the Census Bureau is forced to complete its count under the current statutory deadlines, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement:

Press Release 08.31.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Address Need for Poll Workers, Safety at Polls for General Election

WASHINGTON – To highlight the critical importance of poll workers to holding safe and fair elections, 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 1 at 5:30 p.m. EDT to explore how community members can take part in democracy and ensure voices are heard at the polls. This event will underscore why poll workers are the backbone of elections.

Press Release 08.28.20

Congress Must Protect Democracy, Ensure Safe Voting During COVID-19

WASHINGTON – In testimony before the House Administration Committee, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will call on Congress to take steps to ensure that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) operates at full capacity. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, voters should not be forced to choose between their health and their fundamental right to vote, as occurred in many of the recent primary elections. Gupta, who previously served as the head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, will underscore that all communities, particularly those who have faced barriers to the ballot like people of color, must have their voices heard in the upcoming November election.

Press Release 08.28.20

The Leadership Conference Launches ‘Make History’ Campaign

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is launching its Make History campaign to spotlight the essential role the private sector plays in building an America as good as its ideals. The launch is accompanied by print and online ads, in space generously donated by the Financial Times.

Press Release 08.25.20

Civil Rights Groups Voice Support for Southern Poverty Law Center

WASHINGTON – In response to a resolution adopted by the Republican National Committee “refuting the legitimacy of the Southern Poverty Law Center to identify hate groups,” and saying that “the federal government should not view [SPLC] as a legitimate foundation equipped to provide actionable information,” 25 civil rights groups issued the following statement:

Press Release 08.24.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Voter Accessibility Within the Criminal Legal System

WASHINGTON – At any given time, there are roughly 750,000 people in jail or prison and most are legally allowed to cast ballots. Furthermore, state laws bar more than six million citizens convicted of felonies from casting a ballot. On Tuesday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m., 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 to address the restoration of voting rights to previously incarcerated individuals and highlight the need for jails and prisons to make registration and voting accessible for those eligible. This event is a part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly, national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in the general election.

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