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
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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