The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals.

The Leadership Conference is a 501(c)(4) organization that engages in legislative advocacy.  It was founded in 1950 and has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition to Testify on Voting Rights Before the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Hearing
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, is scheduled to testify today before the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee hearing titled, “Voting Rights Under Fire: Democratic Ideas to Protect and Strengthen Americans’ Constitutional...
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Sham Pence-Kobach Commission
With the Pence-Kobach voting commission gathering in New Hampshire for its second meeting on Tuesday , Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, wrote an op-ed in the Concord Monitor discrediting the sham commission’s claims of widespread voter fraud...
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Friday, September 08, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Sessions Justice Department Shamefully Supports LGBTQ Discrimination
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following statement after the Sessions Justice Department filed a brief today with the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In its brief, the government argues...
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Senators Must Demand Answers from Dreiband, Judicial Nominees
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement ahead of today’s nominations hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Among the nominees being considered are Eric Dreiband to be Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights...
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Friday, August 25, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Slams Trump’s Pardon of Sheriff Arpaio
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after President Donald Trump issued a pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio: "Instead of a dog whistle, President Trump picked up a bull horn and let out a hateful shout tonight when he...
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Praises Federal Ruling in Texas Voter ID Case
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on a federal judge’s ruling today that Texas’ voter ID law intentionally discriminates against the state’s voters of color: “Today’s ruling is an important victory for voting...
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Slams Trump’s Remarks in Phoenix
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on President Trump’s remarks at a campaign event in Phoenix today: “President Trump again chose to fan the flames of hate and division. His lack of moral credibility was on full...
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Justice Department Continues to Undermine Voting Rights
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement in response to the latest Department of Justice filing in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute , a pending Supreme Court case concerning Ohio’s procedure for removing voters...
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Slams Reported Justice Department Move to Weaken Educational Opportunity
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement based on a report by t he New York Times that the "Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Disappointed by Senate Judiciary Committee Approval of Bush and Schiff
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee today voted, on a party-line basis, to advance the nominations of John K. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Damien...
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