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Press Release 06.9.21

Senate Must Continue to Build a Judiciary Representative of the Nation with New Circuit Court Nominees

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing for five judicial nominees, including Eunice Lee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Veronica Rossman to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, as well as Tana Lin, David Estudillo, and Lauren King to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington:

Press Release 06.8.21

Congress Must Defend Voting Rights by Passing Two Crucial Bills

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 87 national, state, and local organizations, urged Congress to swiftly pass two critical pieces of legislation needed to protect the freedom to vote — the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) and the For the People Act (FTPA). The organizations argue that passing one without the other “simply will not be sufficient to ensure that all Americans — and particularly Americans of color — have meaningful and equal access to the ballot.”

Press Release 06.1.21

Civil Rights Groups Reject Bigoted Policies, Call for Full Inclusion of Transgender Students

WASHINGTON – As the nation celebrates the start of LGBTQ Pride Month, 60 national civil and human rights organizations today declared their support for transgender students and decried discriminatory state proposals that would harm both cisgender and transgender girls and women. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and partners penned an open letter calling for the full inclusion of transgender students in educational opportunities, including extracurricular activities such as athletics.

Press Release 05.25.21

Antisemitic Hate Crimes and Violence Must End

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement denouncing the growing rise in antisemitic hate crimes and violence:

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