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Press Release 05.1.19

Brasher Will Inject Extremism into the Courts

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’s vote to confirm Andrew Brasher to be a U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama:

Press Release 05.1.19

The Leadership Conference Urges Congress to Protect Equal Access to Voting

WASHINGTON – Leigh Chapman, voting rights program director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify today before the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on “Protecting the Right to Vote: Best and Worst Practices.” Chapman’s testimony emphasizes the serious threat poll closures pose to achieving equal access to the ballot and discusses other efforts to stifle the voices of our most vulnerable communities.

Press Release 05.1.19

Senate Confirms Another Anti-Civil Rights 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’s vote to confirm J. Campbell Barker to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas:

Press Release 04.29.19

HRC’s Chad Griffin to Receive Chairperson’s Award at Civil Rights Dinner

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will present the Chairperson’s award to Chad Griffin during its 43rd annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner on May 15. Griffin is the outgoing president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. Griffin also serves on The Leadership Conference board of directors.

Press Release 04.25.19

Voting Rights Campaign Pushes for Reform at Ohio Field Hearing

CLEVELAND – Mike Brickner, Ohio state director of All Voting is Local, a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, will testify before the House Administration Committee’s Subcommittee on Elections today during its “Voting Rights and Election Administration in Ohio” field hearing. In his testimony, Brickner emphasizes efforts to undercut voting rights in Ohio and urges policy makers to protect equal access to the ballot box.

Press Release 04.18.19

Mueller Report Shows U.S. Democracy Under Fire

WASHINGTON – Allyn Brooks-LaSure, executive vice president for communications at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General William Barr’s public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report:

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