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Uncategorized 03.3.21

Feingold, Henderson, and Sinnar to Discuss Domestic Terrorism and White Nationalist Violence

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the American Constitution Society will host a discussion addressing white nationalist violence and the lessons learned from the violent January 6 attack on the Capitol on Thursday, March 4, at 3 p.m. ET. Speakers will also discuss the federal criminal and counterterrorism statutes currently available to hold violent white nationalists accountable, and how a new federal domestic terrorism charge would violate the civil rights of communities targeted for hate by white supremacists, in the same way the PATRIOT Act disproportionately surveilled and criminalized Arab, Black, Brown, and Muslim communities after 9/11.

Press Release 03.2.21

The Leadership Conference Statement on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, a 2000 recipient of the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award, the civil rights community’s highest honor:

Press Release 03.1.21

PRESS CALL: Senator Coons, Civil Rights, Law Enforcement, and Conservative Leaders Urge Swift Confirmation of Vanita Gupta to Justice Department

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, March 2, at 12 p.m. ET, Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and civil rights, law enforcement, and conservative leaders will host a press call urging the Senate to expeditiously confirm Vanita Gupta to serve as the next associate attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice. The Senate is scheduled to hold a hearing on her nomination on March 9.

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