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Press Release 03.22.21

Henderson to Congress: DC Residents Must Have a Voice in our Democracy

WASHINGTON — Wade J. Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform today on the urgent need for D.C. statehood. In his testimony, Henderson emphasizes that the continued disenfranchisement of D.C. residents before Congress stands out as the most blatant violation of the most important civil right Americans have: the right to vote.

Press Release 03.9.21

Gupta Proves She’s the Leader We Need

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement following today’s Senate confirmation hearing of Vanita Gupta to be Associate Attorney General of the United States:

Press Release 03.8.21

Broad Support Grows Ahead of Vanita Gupta’s Hearing for Justice Department

WASHINGTON – On March 9, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Vanita Gupta’s nomination to serve as the next associate attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). She has spent her career fighting successfully for greater equity in the criminal legal system and advancing the rights and dignity of every person in America.  Her credibility precedes her, and as such, widespread support has poured in from civil and human rights organizations, law enforcement, conservative groups, and many others across the country.

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