Category Archives: Civil and Human Rights News

Henderson Talks Voting Rights and Race on “Melissa Harris-Perry”

On “Melissa Harris-Perry” last weekend, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference, spoke during six segments on voting rights and race during the Obama presidency. In a segment called ‘Obama takes a stand on voting rights,’ Henderson repeated … Continue reading

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Briefing, New Report Highlight Need to Restore Workplace Protections

By Simone Novorr, a Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Last Thursday, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), held a … Continue reading

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Activists to March Saturday to Challenge Inhumane Immigration Policies

The United Workers of Washington DC, together with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the DC Coalition for Immigrant Rights, is leading a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to demand solutions to fix our broken immigration system. … Continue reading

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Fast for Families Immigration Reform Campaign Launches Bus Tour from California to D.C.

By Patrick McNeil, Communications Assistant After officially kicking off last month with an event at the National Press Club, the Fast for Families Across America campaign this week launched the second phase of its national tour – including two buses … Continue reading

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5 Things We Can Do To Cut Poverty Today

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant The Half in Ten campaign released this video today highlighting five steps we can take to help reduce poverty in the United States, where economic inequality is on the rise and one in … Continue reading

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Fast for Families Kicks off Nationwide Campaign

By Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The next stage of the Fast for Families campaign officially launched on January 27 with an event at the National Press Club, where organizers announced plans for a multi-month tour … Continue reading

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New Lesson Plans Connect King’s Legacy to Present Day Civil Rights Issues

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant In celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday this month, the Anti-Defamation League released a new curriculum, titled “Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights: Relevancy for Today,” to provide students … Continue reading

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