Press & Media

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Press Release 12.16.20

In Ms. Magazine, Advocates Detail Unprecedented Attacks on U.S. Census and Urge Congress to Save the Count

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Gary D. Bass, executive director of the Bauman Foundation and chair of a funder collaborative to promote a fair and accurate census, describe the Trump administration’s unprecedented attacks on the independence and accuracy of the decennial census in a two-part series in Ms. Magazine.

Press Release 12.15.20

Groups Call for a Justice Department Committed to Civil Rights Enforcement

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 80 groups, today issued the following statement on the need for President-elect Joe Biden to name an attorney general of the United States and other senior leadership of the U.S. Department of Justice who have strong records with regard to civil rights enforcement and justice reform:

Press Release 12.14.20

Trump and McConnell Stack the Courts, Setting Us Back Decades

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, fair courts campaign director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote to advance the nomination of Thomas Kirsch to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit: 

Press Release 12.8.20

Schwartz Is Unfit for the Federal Bench

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts campaign director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Stephen Schwartz to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims: 

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