Denver, Colorado – As case numbers of COVID-19 rise, 405 state and local leaders from 48 states and Washington, D.C., released a letter today demanding action on the urgent issues of the pandemic and economic crisis and for an end to the confirmation process of a new justice to the U.S. Supreme Court until after Inauguration Day.
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s meeting today to advance the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court:
THE SENTENCING PROJECT, CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXPERTS AND FORMERLY INCARCERATED PEOPLE DISCUSS NEW REPORT ON FELONY DISENFRANCHISEMENT
Washington, DC – Earlier today, criminal justice experts and formerly incarcerated people gathered to discuss The Sentencing Project’s new report on felony disenfranchisement.
WASHINGTON – In a piece for The Hill, LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, underscores how Senate Republicans’ priorities are out of sync with what the people and communities need. She explains how the Senate majority continues to ignore every urgent priority, from providing economic relief from COVID-19 to making voting safe and secure to addressing police accountability. Instead, they are rushing to cement their grip on the Supreme Court and further roll back our civil and human rights, including stripping away health care access from millions.
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to halt census counting:
The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund Welcome Managing Director of Communications, Media and Tech Counsel
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcomed Shin Inouye as managing director of communications and Bertram Lee Jr. as media and tech counsel.
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote campaign, will host a Facebook Live event today, October 13, at 5:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the rich history of activism at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and how students continue to fight for access to the ballots and the right to vote.
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today launched mobile truck billboard ads to oppose the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate should focus on passing legislation to get the pandemic under control, not recklessly press forward with a hearing for a nominee who jeopardizes health care access for millions of people.