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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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Senate Must Reject Farr to Protect Civil and Human Rights
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate advanced the nomination of Thomas Farr to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina: “Advancing Farr’s nomination is a disgrace and...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
Senators Must Reject McConnell’s Attempt to Pack Court with Extreme Nominees
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture to advance the nominations of Thomas Farr to the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of North Carolina and...
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Friday, November 09, 2018
Civil Rights Groups Demand Every Georgian Ballot be Counted
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following statement regarding the unresolved ballot crisis in Georgia: “This election presented Georgia voters with unnecessary and...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Sessions Firing Shows Trump Demands Loyalty, Not Independence, from Attorney General
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “Attorney General Sessions led an unprecedented attack on the Constitution and our civil rights. From abandoning important...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Civil Rights Groups Launch Voter Education Campaign for Georgia Voters with Pending Registrations
The Leadership Conference Education Fund, The Campaign Legal Center, and Access Democracy launched a voter education campaign this week focused on Georgia’s voters with pending registrations. The groups sent postcard mailers and a series of text messages outlining what these impacted voters need to...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Federal Civil Rights Commission Finds Voting Rights Under Attack
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the United States Commission on Civil Rights’ briefing report , An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States: “This report puts a federal imprimatur on...
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Monday, July 23, 2018
Civil Rights Leaders Discuss #WhatsAtStake for Voting Rights in SCOTUS Fight
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights hosted a telephone press briefing with other civil rights leaders today to outline and emphasize Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s threatening record to voting rights. The speakers underscored the dangerous implications of more...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Senate Committee Advances Two Additional Judicial Extremists, Furthers Trump’s Court Packing
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to bring to the Senate floor nominees Allen Winsor for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Florida and...
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Supreme Court Undermines Right to Vote
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute: “Five Justices on the Supreme Court today undermined the fundamental right to vote by making it easier...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Confirmation of Nalbandian Threatens Voting Rights
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of John Nalbandian to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: “John Nalbandian is a partisan and ideological lawyer whose...
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