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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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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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Long Overdue Demise of Sham Voter Commission
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the announcement by the White House that the so-called Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is being dissolved: "Good riddance. From the start, it was clear...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Trump Administration’s Immoral Decision to End Temporary Protected Status For Haitians
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Trump administration announced that it will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants: “Eliminating Temporary Protected Status for Haitians is another...
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls for Sham Voter Commission to Be Shut Down
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following a lawsuit filed against the so-called Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity by one of its own commissioners: “It’s simply telling that a member of...
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Trump’s Executive Order to Undermine Health Care
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on President Trump’s heath care Executive Order: “Now that President Trump and the Republican Congress failed to end the Affordable Care Act by legislation, the president is...
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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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