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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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition ‘Likes’ Facebook for Finalizing Prohibition of Ethnic Affinity Advertisements on Housing, Employment, and Credit
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to today's announcement by Facebook that it has finalized its prohibition of the use of ethnic affinity marketing that enables ad buyers to exclude racial minorities...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Responds to Historically Close Vote on DeVos Confirmation
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following today’s historically close vote on the Betsy DeVos nomination for Secretary of Education: “Betsy DeVos has never been a student, parent, supporter, or employee in a...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges No Vote on Betsy DeVos
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in advance of a vote on the Betsy DeVos nomination for U.S. Department of Education: “In the entire history of the Department of Education, The Leadership Conference on Civil and...
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Friday, February 03, 2017
The Leadership Conference and AFR Respond to Anti-Consumer Executive Order
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Americans for Financial Reform issued the following response to President Trump’s executive order calling for a massive rollback of consumer protection and banking regulation laws: Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference...
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns DeVos Committee Vote
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the Senate HELP Committee’s party-line vote recommending Betsy DeVos’ nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Education: “The Republican majority on the Senate HELP...
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Press Call Tonight: Legal and Civil Rights Groups Respond to Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
Legal and civil rights groups will hold a press conference call tonight at approximately 8:15 pm EST immediately after President Trump announces his nominee for the Supreme Court. Americans expect presidents to appoint justices of the highest character who are fair-minded and independent, as...
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Monday, January 30, 2017
Nearly 250 Civil Rights and Education Groups Oppose DeVos Education Secretary Nomination
Today, nearly 250 national, state and local civil rights and education groups have signed a letter opposing the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be the U.S. Secretary of Education and urging the U.S. Senate to reject her nomination. “Betsy DeVos’ deference to state flexibility, even with regard to...
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Monday, January 30, 2017
Advocates Urge Delay of Sessions Vote to Examine His Role with President’s Executive Orders and Proposals
Today, 187 national advocacy groups are calling for the committee vote on the Jeff Sessions nomination for Attorney General to be delayed given the lack of information on how Senator Sessions views and intends to implement the many executive orders that have been signed since his hearing...
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Friday, January 27, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns White House Attack on Voting Rights
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement as the White House is expected to investigate voting integrity claims that are usually used as a false justification to roll back voting rights: “This past election—the first...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Responds to White House's Baseless Voting Claim
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the made-up claim from the White House that millions of illegal votes were cast in the past election. Invented claims like these are usually used to undermine the...
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