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Press Release 10.12.20

TOMORROW 9:00 A.M. ET: Women’s and Civil Rights Organizations Host Event at Supreme Court in Protest of Amy Coney Barrett Hearing

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 13 at 9:00 a.m. EST, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Alliance for Justice, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and People For the American Way will anchor a march in protest of the rushed hearing to consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate should provide relief to millions devastated by the pandemic, not recklessly press forward with a hearing for a nominee who could strip health care access for millions of people.

Press Release 10.7.20

In Welcomed Move, Facebook Steps Up Efforts to Protect Election Integrity

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Facebook’s announcement on additional steps they are taking to protect “the integrity of the election by fighting foreign interference, misinformation and voter suppression”:

Uncategorized 10.7.20

Civil Rights Groups Urge Barr to Protect Voters from White Supremacist Threats at the Polls

WASHINGTON – In reaction to comments by Trump in recent weeks, members of white nationalist gangs seemingly feel emboldened to commit more acts of violence to interfere with the election. In response to this threat, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and 56 other national and state organizations urged U.S. Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray to protect Americans from the threat of white supremacists as early in-person voting continues in several states.

Press Release 10.7.20

Civil Rights Groups and Allies Condemn White House Move to Censor Race and Gender Equity Training

Washington, DC, October 7, 2020 – 121 civil rights groups and allies, including NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the National Women’s Law Center condemn the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping issued by President Trump on September 22, 2020. The Executive Order is a blatant effort to perpetuate and codify a deeply flawed and skewed version of American history.

Press Release 10.6.20

150 Civil Rights and Public Interest Groups Urge Senate to Oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined by 149 other organizations, today urged the Senate to oppose the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The letter reflects the broad range of problematic issues in Judge Barrett’s record – from health care and reproductive rights to criminal justice and LGBTQ rights – underscoring the rights at risk with this Supreme Court vacancy. The letter also highlights the irresponsible and shameful process by which Leader McConnell is trying to rush this nomination through.

Press Release 10.5.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Encourage Voters to Cast Ballots Sooner Rather than Later

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote campaign, will hold multiple events in celebration of National Voter Education Week. Voting advocates will convene to discuss how voting varies by state, the importance of making a plan to vote in the midst of a pandemic, and the benefits of voting early.

Press Release 09.29.20

In Washington Post, Gupta Shows How Massive Voter Turnout Can Protect Our Democracy

WASHINGTON – In a Washington Post opinion piece, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, illustrates how President Trump’s continued attacks on vote by mail are a desperate attempt at discouraging people from exercising their constitutional right to vote as polls show he is losing. She notes that the safest way to guard against threats to our democracy is for voters to turn out in record numbers this election season.

Press Release 09.29.20

Civil Rights Groups Urge California Voters to Reinstate Affirmative Action in Higher Ed

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and more than 70 civil rights and education organizations today wrote in support of California’s Proposition 16, which would reinstate affirmative action in public higher education and afford all Californians equal opportunity to fully participate in society. Prop. 16 would repeal Prop. 209, the 1996 ban on affirmative action, and provide an opportunity to rectify years of discrimination against women and people of color in higher education.

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