America's Social Security program is the nation's only subsidized family-protection program for all persons, regardless of race, class, age, and gender. Social Security provides retirement and disability insurance benefits for qualified workers and their dependents, as well as benefits for survivors of deceased workers.
February 3, 2017 - Posted by Patrick McNeil
President Trump on Friday signed an executive order calling for a massive rollback of consumer protection and banking regulation laws.
November 8, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler
In an open letter to President Obama and Congress that ran in today's Washington Post, a broad range of civil rights, labor, and progressive leaders urged them to "focus on rebuilding the middle class and strengthening our economy by investing in jobs, not cuts."
November 29, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is opposing efforts in the U.S. Senate to pass a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the Constitution.
November 18, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
Civil and human rights advocates today applauded members of Congress for rejecting a misguided effort to amend the U.S. Constitution with a balanced budget amendment.
November 15, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is again opposing efforts in Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the Constitution.
July 19, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is opposing legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would drastically cut vital social programs and undermine the nation's economy.
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls Obama Budget Plan ‘Fair’ to Low- and Moderate-Income Americans
April 15, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 organizations, welcomed the Obama administration’s $4 trillion deficit reduction plan released this week.
April 12, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 organizations, is calling on Congress to reject the Fiscal Year 2012 budget resolution put forward by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
"The Ryan budget makes cuts that are extreme and irresponsible, slashing or eliminating many services that are needed by communities represented by The Leadership Conference, including vulnerable and low-income people such as young children, students, older people, the jobless, and the uninsured," said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference, and Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president, in a letter to members of Congress.
May 11, 2010 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Still seeking justice after last year's Supreme Court ruling that limited the right to challenge age discrimination in the workplace, Jack Gross last week testified before members of Congress about the need to pass the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act.
April 8, 2010 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Today, the National Partnership for Women and Families, National Health Law Program (NHeLP), and Community Catalyst, launched the Campaign for Better Care to ensure that health reform works for older adults with multiple health problems.
More Information On
In The News
Recent news clips on this issue.