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, June 09, 2020
Voting Rights Advocates to Host "Vote for Our Lives" Virtual Rally, Calling for Swift Action from Congress to Secure our Vote
WHAT: On Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00pm ET, the Declaration for American Democracy , a coalition of over 160 nonprofits serving the public interest, in partnership with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will host a national virtual rally – "Vote for Our Lives" – to urge swift action...
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Monday, May 18, 2020
Civil Rights, Law Enforcement Leaders Urge Police to Protect Public Health while Safeguarding Rights
Noting an increase in discriminatory policing practices during COVID-19, The Leadership Conference Education Fund released principles that provide actionable recommendations for law enforcement agencies across the country to better protect the health and safety of communities and officers during...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Congress Must Pass HEROES Act to Lift and Protect All Communities
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the COVID-19 relief package, the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” or the HEROES Act: “Far too many in America continue to suffer, with record...
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Monday, May 04, 2020
National Rights Groups Call for Pause in Judicial Confirmations Process
Forty pro-democracy and civil rights groups today joined in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, urging them to halt the process of federal judicial nominations and confirmations at this time. The groups are members of the Fair Courts...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Third House COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Better Protects Public Health, the People, and Democracy
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House of Representatives’ third COVID-19 response bill, H.R. 6379, the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act: “The House bill is a big step in the right direction...
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Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Senate Covers Up Trump’s Misconduct, Placing the President Above the Law
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s votes to acquit President Trump following his impeachment by the House of Representatives: “Every senator has sworn an oath to protect and defend the Constitution...
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Newswire article
Monday, December 16, 2019
The President Is Not Above the Law
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in support of the House of Representatives’ passage of H. Res. 755, Impeaching Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. “Protecting our...
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Friday, December 06, 2019
House Delivers on Restoring the Voting Rights Act; Now Senate Must Act
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), in the House of Representatives: “Since the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County v. Holder , discriminatory...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
More than 150 Civil Rights Groups Demand Comprehensive Voting Rights Reform
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 150 other civil rights organizations released their policy platform, “ Vision for Democracy: Fortifying the Franchise in 2020 and Beyond ” today, marking the overwhelming support for comprehensive voting rights reform within the civil rights...
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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Facebook’s New Policy Endangers Democracy, Zuckerberg Pushes Ahead Anyway
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s remarks at Georgetown University today. The remarks follow recent policy changes announced by Facebook to exempt politicians’ speech...
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