Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

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Authoritarian regimes take root when citizens give up on their democratic institutions as rigged and illegitimate; voters succumb to their fear of the party in power and choose to sit out. (Photo: Pinterest) Views
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Only Massive Voter Turnout Can Protect Our Democracy From Trump Reelection
In recent weeks, President Trump has been escalating his attacks on the election and our democracy. His increasingly authoritarian tilt and the post-election doomsday scenarios are terrifying and overwhelming. But we cannot let him suppress our rights as citizens and prevent us from voting in the...
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The Senate's dereliction of duty to the people in this country is reprehensible. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Views
Friday, September 25, 2020
Trump and McConnell Refuse to Help Millions Amid Pandemic, But Stop at Nothing for Supreme Court Power Grab
Not all heroes wear a cape; some wear a robe. When the nation lost Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, we lost an American heroine whose superpower was harnessing the law to protect millions of women , members of the LGBTQ community , people of color and those with disabilities . We are...
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President Donald Trump has nominated William Barr, left, to serve as his new attorney general—a post held under former President George H.W. Bush, right. (Photo: AP) Views
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Bill Barr Must Not Be Sessions 2.0 on Civil Rights
The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to begin confirmation hearings on Tuesday for William Barr, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Justice. Given that the president is holding the country hostage over his vanity project at the Southern border resulting in the longest ever...
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Tyler Koral, 3, patiently waits for his mom Jackie, left, as she votes in last November's presidential elections in the Cleveland suburb of Independence. Views
Monday, October 16, 2017
Ohio's Illegal Voter Purges Shouldn't Be Getting Trump Justice Department's Blessing
Throughout our history, the country has marched toward a more perfect union by expanding access to the ballot. That progress has helped enshrine our core values of justice, fairness and inclusivity, and slowly strengthened America's foundation. The first eight months of the Trump administration...
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