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.
December 22, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
President Obama this week released a groundbreaking new plan and issued an executive order to increase U.S. support for strengthening the participation of women around the world in ending conflict and securing peace.
Senate Hearing on Women and the Arab Spring Movement Highlights Need for U.S. to Ratify Women’s Rights Treaty
November 3, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
A Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing this week on the role of women in the Arab Spring movement drew attention to the need for the United States to join with 187 other countries that have committed to advance and protect the rights of women by ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
October 14, 2011 - Posted by Sakira Cook
In a straight party-line vote of 23-15, Republican members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs this week passed H.R. 2829, the U.N. Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act of 2011. Among other things, the legislation seeks to withhold funding for several important U.N. programs and activities and restrict U.S. participation in the Human Rights Council.
September 9, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is a moment to honor and remember the nearly 3,000 victims who were killed on that day and to reaffirm a commitment to basic civil and human rights that stands against hatred and intolerance. In this spirit, The Leadership Conference Education Fund has partnered with USA Network in a public service campaign around the premiere of The Space Between, airing on Sunday, September 11 at 9 p.m Eastern/8 p.m. Central.
August 31, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
On the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, representatives from more than 70 national civil rights, human rights, civil liberties, Muslim, Jewish, and South Asian groups have signed a shared statement of principles that they say must guide responses to such horrendous and terrifying acts.
July 8, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
A recently enacted anti-immigration law in Alabama is unconstitutional and opens the door to racial profiling, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a coalition of civil and human rights groups.
February 10, 2011 - Posted by Avril Lighty
On Tuesday, February 8, 2011, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Luis CdeBaca, ambassador-at-large to monitor and combat trafficking in persons, will hold a conversation on U.S. efforts to monitor and combat modern slavery, which will be streamed live on DipNote, the Department of State's official blog, at 3:30 p.m. ET.
February 10, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, spoke Tuesday at the State Department with Luis CdeBaca, ambassador-at-large to monitor and combat trafficking in persons, on ways of combating human trafficking and modern day slavery. The discussion was part of an ongoing video program by the Bureau of Public Affairs entitled "Conversations with America,” which aims to provide insight into how the leaders of national nongovernmental organizations engage with senior State Department officials around foreign policy and global issues.
January 31, 2011 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
President Obama recently nominated Roberta Achtenberg and Marty Castro to serve on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent advisory commission charged with investigating and reporting on all levels of government to ensure all citizens' civil rights were protected.
January 20, 2011 - Posted by Avril Lighty
Two recent reports – "A Strange Case" by Human Rights Watch and "Voices for Change" by TransAfrica Forum – examine violations of workers’ basic civil and human rights at several global branches of Sodexo, a France-based food distribution company.
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