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Press Release 08.22.20

House Delivers for Post Office, Senate Must Follow

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the bipartisan passage of the “Delivering for America Act”(H.R. 8015) by the House of Representatives:

Press Release 08.20.20

30 Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Anti-Discrimination Laws, Support Same-Sex Foster Parents

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, along with 27 national, state, and local organizations, filed a “friend of the court” brief today urging the Supreme Court to affirm and reiterate that private entities that receive taxpayer-funded government contracts must follow anti-discrimination provisions

Press Release 08.20.20

In Military Times, Gupta and Butler Urge Support for Post Office and Democracy

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed for Military Times, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, urge support for the United States Postal Service and our elections – two key parts of our democracy. The leaders urge Congress to hold the administration accountable and demand accountability from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

Press Release 08.13.20

125 Groups Urge Congressional Action on the MORE Act

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Drug Policy Alliance, and 123 other national and state organizations today called on House Leadership to swiftly advance the bipartisan Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R. 3884) to the House floor when Congress returns in September. The MORE Act, the most comprehensive marijuana justice legislation to be considered in Congress, is needed now more than ever to alleviate economic hardship caused by COVID-19 and meet the calls for justice reform echoing all across America.

Press Release 08.5.20

Advocates Call on Congress to Fund Elections Immediately

WASHINGTON – Civil rights advocates hosted a press briefing call today to outline the need for immediate election funding in the new COVID-19 relief package to protect the integrity of the general election. Speakers included Rep. Terri Sewell and Calif. Secretary of State Alex Padilla, as well as leaders from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, American Association of People with Disabilities, and the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda.

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