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Press Release 04.12.19

Federal Action Needed in Alabama Prisons, Say Gupta, Vance in USA Today

WASHINGTON – In an opinion piece in USA Today, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Joyce White Vance, professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, called for the U.S. Department of Justice to take action to address the deadly brutality in Alabama’s men’s prisons.

Press Release 04.9.19

TIMELINE: Nielsen’s Tenure of Abuse and Inhumanity

WASHINGTON – Kirstjen Nielsen steps down as Secretary of Homeland Security with an indefensible legacy of cruel and inhumane civil and human rights violations. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights outlined some of the most egregious actions during Nielsen's tenure, and calls for a fundamental change in the direction of the department.

Press Release 04.9.19

Senate Must Reject Anti-Civil Rights Nominee Wyrick

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 advance the nomination of Patrick Wyrick to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma:

Press Release 04.9.19

BE HEARD Act Brings Accountability for Workplace Discrimination

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the introduction of the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act:

Press Release 04.4.19

Republicans Threaten Ninth Circuit with Anti-Civil Rights Nominees

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the advancement of the nominations of Daniel Collins and Kenneth Lee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

Press Release 04.3.19

Senate Majority Rigs System to Transform the Courts

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote to reduce post-cloture debate time on district court judicial nominees:

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