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Press Release 11.14.22

200+ Civil Rights Groups Urge Returning Senate to Prioritize Judicial Confirmations

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Women’s Law Center, People For the American Way, Alliance for Justice, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF), and more than 200 organizations joined together last week to send a letter to the Senate Democratic Caucus emphasizing the urgent need to continue confirming experientially and demographically diverse judges who are committed to civil and human rights before the end of this congressional session.

Press Release 10.25.22

The Leadership Conference Releases Scorecard for the 117th Congress

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 117th U.S. Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, reflects the votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative and nominations priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.

Press Release 10.13.22

Leadership Conference Poll: 54 Percent Fear America Is on the Path to Another Civil War, 53 Percent Think Democracy May Be Done in Four to Five Years

WASHINGTON – A new national poll commissioned by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and conducted by brilliant corners Research and Strategies has found that ahead of the 2022 midterm election, strong majorities of likely voters, across the political spectrum and across race and gender, believe our democracy is under threat and fear it may not exist in five years, fear that we could be on the pathway to civil war and are concerned about the prevalence of racial discrimination in society. The national poll of 1,003 likely voters is the first commissioned on this topic by The Leadership Conference and comes at a time when the pillars of our democratic society are under constant attack.

Press Release 10.12.22

Justice Nelson and Judge Calabretta Will Bring Needed Perspectives to the Federal Bench

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nominations of six judicial nominees, including Justice Adrienne Nelson to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and Judge Daniel Calabretta to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

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