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

Newswire article
Friday, August 05, 2016
The Voting Rights Act is 51 and Voter Discrimination is Flourishing Again
Since the Supreme Court gutted the VRA in 2013, states and cities have enacted a tidal wave of voter discrimination laws intended to restrict the right to vote for people of color, people with disabilities, students and others. Recent court victories turning back a few of these laws have proven...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Scorecard of 50 Local Police Body Camera Programs Shows Nationwide Failure to Protect Civil Rights and Privacy
Today The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn released a scorecard that evaluates the civil rights safeguards of police body-worn camera programs in 50 U.S. cities. It shows a nationwide failure to protect the civil rights and privacy of surveilled communities. In November...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Slams GOP Platform for Advancing Voting Discrimination, Ignoring VRA Restoration
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the Republican Party’s adoption of its 2016 platform, which calls for discriminatory voting laws and procedures and fails to acknowledge the need to restore the...
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Newswire article
Monday, June 27, 2016
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Department of Justice Initiative on Implicit Bias
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement that all federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors will receive mandatory training in implicit bias: “Today’s announcement sends a...
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Newswire article
Friday, June 17, 2016
Press Call: Voting Rights Advocates Sound Alarm for 2016 Election on Shelby County v. Holder Anniversary
On Friday, June 17 at 11:30 a.m. ET , voting rights advocates and voters will host a press call to discuss the impact of the Shelby County v. Holder decision on the 2016 presidential election, the first in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The call kicks off a...
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Newswire article
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Press Call: Voting Rights Advocates Sound Alarm for 2016 Election on Shelby County v. Holder Anniversary
On Friday, June 17 at 11:30 a.m. ET , voting rights advocates and voters will host a press call to discuss the impact of the Shelby County v. Holder decision on the 2016 presidential election, the first in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The call kicks off a...
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