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Press Release 01.13.21

Leading National Organizations Call for Immediate Resignation of Census Bureau Director Dillingham

Washington, D.C. – The co-chairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Census Task Force – Arturo Vargas, CEO of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund; John C. Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans
Advancing Justice | AAJC; and Wade Henderson, Interim President and CEO of The Leadership Conference – issued the following statement calling for the immediate resignation of United States Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham:

Press Release 01.12.21

The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund Welcome Key Staff

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcomed Kiersten Thornton as vice president of people and culture, Tamara Elaine Chrisler as senior advisor, organizational compliance and development, and Stephen Peters as director of media relations.

Press Release 01.8.21

Twitter Finally Rebukes Trump

WASHINGTON – LaShawn Y. Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Twitter’s permanent suspension of Donald Trump’s account:

Press Release 01.7.21

Vanita Gupta to Take Leave as Head of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund

WASHINGTON – Judith L. Lichtman, board chair of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and James Rucker, board chair of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the organizations, to be Associate Attorney General:

Press Release 01.7.21

Trump Must Be Removed from Office

WASHINGTON – LaShawn Y. Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement calling for the removal of Donald Trump from his office:

Press Release 01.7.21

Garland Will Restore Honor to the Department of Justice

WASHINGTON – LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Merrick Garland as Attorney General of the United States, Lisa Monaco as Deputy Attorney General, Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General, and Kristen Clarke as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights:

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