The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
Hate Crimes & LLEHCPA
Hate crimes remain a festering and horrifying problem in the United States. Although there are laws on the books to deter hate crimes and protect their victims, significant gaps remain unfilled.
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December 12, 2012 - Posted by Avril Lighty
An annual report recently released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed a 6 percent decrease in the number of hate crimes reported by law enforcement partners in 2011 to the lowest number of reported hate crimes since 1994.
September 25, 2012 - Posted by Freddi Goldstein
In response to the recent shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, that left six members of the Sikh religious community dead, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights held a hearing on the enforcement of federal anti-hate crime laws and the need to ensure that all communities are receiving adequate protection.
November 14, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
An annual report released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed a slight rise in the number of hate crimes reported by law enforcement partners in 2010.
September 7, 2011 - Posted by Corrine Yu
Two brothers who admitted they had hung a dead raccoon from a noose from a flagpole located in front of a Louisiana junior high school pled guilty to intimidating students based on race, the Justice Department announced on September 2.
Justice Department Wins First Conviction Under Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act
May 25, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
A federal jury recently convicted an Arkansas man of committing hate crimes against five Hispanic men. The trial conviction of Frankie Maybee is the first under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA).
March 16, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Last week, the Obama administration held a major anti-bullying conference to call attention to ways that schools and communities can combat bullying.
February 3, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
The National Center for Transgender Equity (NCTE) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force recently released “Injustice at Every Turn,” an extensive study of the transgender and gender non-conforming community that shows tragic social and economic trends indicating injustices and discrimination against transgender people on a massive scale.
November 22, 2010 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
Reported hate crimes in 2009 fell 15 percent from 2008 to 6,604 incidents, the lowest level since 1994, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s annual "Hate Crimes Statistics" report released today.
Department of Education Clarifies Schools’ Responsibility to Keep Students Safe from Bullying and Harassment
November 1, 2010 - Posted by Avril Lighty
The Department of Education recently issued guidance to educators on when acts of student bullying could violate federal education anti-discrimination laws.
October 26, 2010 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
A federal jury recently convicted Brandon Piekarsky and Derrick Donchak of hate crimes charges stemming from the July 2008 fatal beating of Luiz Ramirez, a 25-year-old Mexican immigrant.
The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed into law on October 28, 2009.
A version of the Act was first introduced in 1997, and the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed some version of it at various times since then.
Documenting Hate Crimes
Below are some of the Leadership Conference coalition members who work on this issue.
In The News
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