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, April 07, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Denounces Confirmation of Judge Gorsuch
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States: “The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is an unhappy day to...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Senate’s Historic and Hypocritical Dismantling of Supreme Court Confirmation Process
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following the Senate’s move to lower the 60-vote threshold to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States : “Today, the world’s so-...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Senate Should Change the Nominee, Not the Rules
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following the Senate’s failure to secure the 60-vote threshold to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States : “Today’s failure by the...
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Dismayed by Sessions’ Moves to Abandon Vital Police Accountability Measures
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following steps taken by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that indicate the Department of Justice may stop using consent decrees, or fully implement the ones already in effect : “...
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
TODAY: Advocates Rally to Encourage Senators to Oppose Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court
Today, March 21 at 12:30 p.m. EDT , U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) will join advocates calling on the Senate to oppose the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Gorsuch’s decade-long record on...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Gorsuch Must Fully Answer Questions About His Record, Judicial Philosophy
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement calling on members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to vigorously scrutinize the record and judicial philosophy of Judge Neil Gorsuch as they begin his confirmation hearing...
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Monday, March 13, 2017
The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Nine Partner Organizations Launch Communities Against Hate National Initiative
Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the launch of Communities Against Hate , an initiative of 11 prominent national organizations working together to address the disturbing spike in hate incidents across the United States...
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Friday, March 10, 2017
156 Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 155 civil and human rights groups today called upon the Executive Branch to respond more quickly and forcefully to hate-based incidents, which have been occurring at an alarming rate in recent months. The statement follows: “Our diversity is...
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Concerned with FCC Chair Pai’s Recent Actions
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is raising concerns over Federal Communications Chair (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s recent decisions on Lifeline, media ownership, and inmate calling rates. In a letter sent today to the FCC Chairman seeking a meeting, The Leadership Conference noted...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Denounces Justice Department’s Backtracking on Texas Voter ID Law
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Department of Justice announced on Monday that it was dropping the government’s claim that a Texas voter ID law under legal challenge is intentionally racially...
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