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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Friday, March 08, 2019
House Delivers on Democracy Reform, Senate Must Follow
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the passage of democracy reform package H.R. 1, the For the People Act: “This week marks the 54 th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when Representative John Lewis – along with...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Republicans Confirm Anti-Voting Judge on Selma Anniversary
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Eric Murphy to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit: “The Senate’s confirmation of Eric Murphy is an affront to our civil and human rights...
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Congress Must Pass Critical Voting Rights Advancement Act
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the bicameral introduction of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA): “Our voice is heard through our fundamental right to vote. When policymakers erect barriers to the ballot...
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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Groups Show Broad Support for Democracy Reform and Pathway Ahead to Victory
WHAT: Press conference at which an unprecedented coalition of democracy, environmental, good government and other groups will detail the broad local, state and national support of the For the People Act (H.R. 1) and discuss its path to success post-introduction. Americans nationwide have demanded...
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Friday, January 04, 2019
H.R. 1 Promises Democracy Reform and Congress Must Deliver
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued this statement following the introduction of democracy reform package H.R. 1 – the For The People Act: “This bill represents a significant step toward meaningful reform to bolster voting rights and...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Coalition Releases Civil Rights Priorities for 116th Congress
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights wrote members of the 116 th Congress outlining the coalition’s legislative and oversight goals for the next two years. Achieving these priorities, which the coalition’s 11 task forces developed, would kickstart much-needed reforms to advance...
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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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