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Civil Rights and Gun Reform Orgs Show Solidarity, Demand Action Against White Supremacy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2019 – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Voto Latino, MoveOn, and 100 other civil rights and gun reform organizations issued the below statement in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: “The tragedies of this past weekend represent a confluence of two dangerous forces: […]

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Allyn Brooks-LaSure: Mueller Report Shows U.S. Democracy Under Fire

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2019 – Allyn Brooks-LaSure, executive vice president for communications at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General William Barr’s public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report: Trump tweeted, Barr spun, but finally, the American public is able to see parts of the Mueller report. […]

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Vanita Gupta: Senators Must Respect Wishes of Dr. Blasey Ford and Support FBI Investigation before Hearings

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2018 – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney’s request that an FBI investigation be a ‘first step’ before hearings are held: No survivor of sexual assault should be forced to share their story in public, […]

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160+ Civil Rights and Education Groups to DeVos: Clarify Legal Protections for Immigrant Children

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2018 — Following her erroneous remarks last week at a House Education and the Workforce Committee oversight hearing, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and more than 160 civil rights and education groups called on Secretary Betsy DeVos to clarify that she understands and will enforce federal laws protecting the […]

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Wade Henderson: Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Trump Campaign’s Voter Intimidation Effort

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016—Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the Trump campaign’s new effort to recruit supporters to challenge and intimidate voters at the polls. In the wake of the Shelby County v. Holder decision, the Department of Justice has […]

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Scorecard of 50 Local Police Body Camera Programs Shows Nationwide Failure to Protect Civil Rights and Privacy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2016 – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn released a scorecard that evaluates the civil rights safeguards of police body-worn camera programs in 50 U.S. cities. It shows a nationwide failure to protect the civil rights and privacy of surveilled communities. In November 2015, these organizations released an […]