Justice Reform News

Press Release 06.24.20

Senate Must Go Boldly on Transformative Policing Reform

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate rejected efforts to advance the Republican policing “reform” legislation, the JUSTICE Act:

Press Release 06.23.20

Civil Rights Leaders Urge Opposition to Inept Senate Policing Bill

WASHINGTON – Leading civil rights advocates hosted a press briefing call today to outline why senators must oppose the Republican policing “reform” legislation, the JUSTICE Act. The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote to advance the legislation on Wednesday. Speakers included leaders from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for American Progress.

Press Release 06.22.20

ADVISORY: Civil Rights Leaders Urge Opposition to Inept Senate Policing Bill

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, June 23, at 1:00 p.m. ET, leading civil rights advocates will host a press briefing call to outline why senators must oppose the Republican policing “reform” legislation, the JUSTICE Act. The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote to advance the legislation on Wednesday. Speakers include leaders from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, and Center for American Progress.

Press Release 06.10.20

Gupta Urges Congress to Adopt Strong Police Accountability Framework

WASHINGTON – In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, called on lawmakers to adopt important policy solutions that promote police accountability and respect the dignity of all people. Prior to The Leadership Conference, Gupta led the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she oversaw efforts to address systemic constitutional violations by law enforcement agencies through pattern or practice investigations and the enforcement of consent decrees.