Scorecard Finds Majority of Congress Supports Key Civil and Human Rights Priorities
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Contact: Shin Inouye, [email protected], 202.869.0398
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 116th Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, scores votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.
The scores show that 232 representatives and 45 senators support 90 percent or more of votes that promote civil and human rights.
“The 116th Congress – with more people of color and women among its membership than any previous Congress – ushered in a new sense of energy and possibility for civil and human rights,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference. “Our coalition looks forward to working with partners in Congress to create an America as good as its ideals.”
This year’s Voting Record examines 21 House and 35 Senate votes taken by members of Congress from January 2019 through December 2019. It addresses civil rights issues in the census, economic security, education, workers’ rights, health care, immigration, key judicial and executive branch nominations, and more.
For more than five decades, the Voting Record has played a critical role in educating the public about important civil rights issues as well as encouraging them to engage in informed conversations with their elected representatives. To find out how senators and representatives voted on key issues during the 116th Congress, view the Voting Record here.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.