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Senate Committee Advances Two Additional Judicial Extremists, Furthers Trump’s Court Packing

Thursday, June 14, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to bring to the Senate floor nominees Allen Winsor for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Florida and Patrick R. Wyrick for the U.S. … Read More

Supreme Court Undermines Right to Vote

Monday, June 11, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute:   “Five Justices on the Supreme Court today undermined the fundamental right to vote by making it easier for states to suppress the … Read More

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Audio Available: Media Call with Environmental, Civil Rights Advocates on Oldham

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Contact: Laurie Kinney, Laurie@afj.org (202) 464-7367/cell (571) 882-3615 WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 16, at 11 am Eastern, leaders of national environmental and civil rights advocacy organizations held a press call to brief reporters on the anti-environment, anti-civil rights record of Andrew Oldham, nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Oldham currently serves … Read More

The Leadership Conference Education Fund Expands Voting Rights Work Through Partnership with Access Democracy

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Collaboration aims to increase voter participation by improving local election administration WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund today announced the expansion of its voting rights work through a new partnership with Access Democracy, a leading non-profit organization working to improve election administration. The collaborative effort aims to increase voter participation by improving how elections are … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Sessions Not Attorney General ‘For All People’

Friday, February 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ time in office: “Jeff Sessions is not an Attorney General for all people. His first year in office has ushered in unprecedented rollbacks of civil and … Read More

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Supreme Court Decision Restricts Voting Rights in Ohio

Thursday, October 2, 2014

On September 29, less than a day before early voting was set to begin in Ohio, a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling restricted voters’ access to the ballot by removing the first week of the state’s 35-day early voting period. The Supreme Court granted state officials’ request Monday evening to block an appeals court ruling that … Read More

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Report: Minority Voters Vulnerable Ahead of Midterm Elections

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Forty-nine years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR) on August 6 released a report documenting persistent voting discrimination in the United States, finding that states previously subject to Section 5 preclearance under the VRA (particularly Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Georgia) continue to be the … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act Introduction

Thursday, January 16, 2014

On January 16, a bipartisan group of members of Congress introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014, which updates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder. “Everyone is entitled to fair treatment at the ballot box and today’s bipartisan update to the … Read More

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