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Press Release 11.21.19

VanDyke and Bumatay Are Trump鈥檚 Latest Attempts to Transform Ninth Circuit

WASHINGTON 鈥?Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts Campaign Director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on today鈥檚 Senate vote to advance the nominations of Lawrence VanDyke and Patrick Bumatay to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, for seats in Nevada and California, respectively:

Press Release 11.20.19

House Hearings Show Trump Broke the Law, Congress Must Act

WASHINGTON 鈥?Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the ongoing House impeachment hearings:

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Press Release 11.20.19

Hate Ends Here: Civil Rights Groups Convene to Demand Action

WASHINGTON 鈥?On Wednesday, November 20, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, families of Khalid Jabara and Matthew Shepard, and the civil rights community convened to discuss the epidemic of hate in our country and tangible actions for reform. A facilitated discussion led by The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund President and CEO Vanita Gupta commemorated the ten-year anniversary of the passage of the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act and addressed the need to pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act.

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Press Release 11.19.19

#LoveGrowsHere: Flower Mural Will Honor Victims of Hate

WASHINGTON 鈥?The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and family members of hate crimes victims convened today at Columbus Circle at Union Station to show solidarity with and demand action for victims and survivors of hate crimes throughout the country. An interactive flower mural by artist Nikkolas Smith invites passersby to participate in revealing a powerful message, ultimately demanding that Congress pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act.

Press Release 11.19.19

EVENT: Hate Ends Here: A Community Conversation

WASHINGTON 鈥?On Wednesday, November 20, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, families of Khalid Jabara and Matthew Shepard, and the civil rights community will come together to foster discussion about the country鈥檚 state of hate and tangible actions for reform. Vanita Gupta will facilitate a discussion to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the passage of the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act and address the need to pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act.

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Press Release 11.18.19

Civil Rights Groups Demand Trump Fire Stephen Miller

WASHINGTON 鈥揟he Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with other civil rights groups, today called on President Trump to fire White House advisor Stephen Miller for propagating racist, anti-immigrant sentiments. In their letter, the groups state that white nationalist, anti-immigrant ideology should have no place in government, and 鈥渢he recent exposure of his [Miller鈥檚] deeply-seated racism provides further proof that he is unfit to serve, and he should immediately leave his post.鈥?

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WASHINGTON - In response to the Department of Education鈥檚 proposal to limit the scope of the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 56 other civil rights and education groups submitted joint comments stating serious concerns that such a move would 鈥渃ertainly hamper the ability of the department to fulfill its legal obligations and would undermine our shared interest in the best education for every child.鈥?/p>