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Press Release 06.21.19

The Leadership Conference Will Mobilize 108 Civil Rights Groups Throughout the Country on Voting Rights

WASHINGTON — As the country marks the six-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder that gutted a critical section of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will launch a Shelby Week campaign, mobilizing 108 civil rights organizations to demand the restoration of the VRA and urge members of Congress to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA). These groups will hold rallies, events, and actions nationwide in 10 states to highlight rampant racial discrimination in the nation’s election systems and the need for comprehensive reform to respond to the rollback in voting rights that has resulted from the ruling.

Press Release 06.20.19

Senate Committee Advances Dangerous Judicial Nominee

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’s vote to advance the nomination of Daniel Bress (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit).

Press Release 06.19.19

Senate Fails to Stop Nominees Who Won’t Affirm Brown v. Board

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 confirmation of James Cain, Jr. to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and Greg Guidry to the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana. The two have refused to state that Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided:

Press Release 06.19.19

In Providence Journal Op-ed, Vanita Gupta Makes the Case for the Equality Act

WASHINGTON – In a Providence Journal op-ed, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, makes the case for the Equality Act, which ensures that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have equal access to their rights under the law.

Press Release 06.19.19

Winsor Lacks Neutrality and Fair-Mindedness

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 confirmation of Allen Winsor to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida: