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, August 08, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Justice Department Continues to Undermine Voting Rights
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement in response to the latest Department of Justice filing in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute , a pending Supreme Court case concerning Ohio’s procedure for removing voters...
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Slams Reported Justice Department Move to Weaken Educational Opportunity
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement based on a report by t he New York Times that the "Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Disappointed by Senate Judiciary Committee Approval of Bush and Schiff
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee today voted, on a party-line basis, to advance the nominations of John K. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Damien...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Welcomes Reintroduction of Voting Rights Advancement Act
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the reintroduction of the Voting Rights Advancement Act by Senator Patrick Leahy and Congresswoman Terri Sewell: “We welcome the reintroduction of the Voting Rights Advancement...
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Friday, May 26, 2017
73 National Groups Demand OFCCP Remain Intact
Today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Employment Law Project, the National Women’s Law Center and 70 national organizations wrote to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to urge the Trump administration to...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
DeVos Must Clarify How She’ll Protect Students’ Civil Rights During Budget Hearing
Ahead of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ testimony before a House Appropriations subcommittee today, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement: “We look forward to hearing how Secretary DeVos intends to...
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Blasts Sessions' Reboot of Failed 'War on Drugs’
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement today that he is abandoning the Department of Justice’s Smart on Crime Initiative: “Attorney General Sessions seems to have missed...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Blasts Presidential Commission on Election ‘Integrity’
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement based on reports that President Trump is set to announce the creation of a “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity” through an Executive Order: “This executive order is a...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Renewed Attempt to Take Health Care Away from Millions of Americans
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement ahead of the House Republican’s attempt today to undermine the Affordable Care Act: “Today, the House Republican leadership will attempt, yet again, to dismantle the Affordable...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Trump’s First 100 Days Marked by Utter Contempt for Civil Rights
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the upcoming “first 100 days” of the administration of President Donald J. Trump: “In the first 100 days of his presidency, Donald Trump has shown utter contempt for the...
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