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.
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.
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.
October 6, 2009 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
Congress introduced a bill today in both the Senate and the House of Representatives that will fix the Supreme Court's recent decision in Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc., which seriously undermined employment protections for older workers.
"The Court's ruling is fundamentally unfair because it makes it nearly impossible for older workers to prove they've been the victim of age discrimination. It also opens the door to eroding the rights of all workers, regardless of their age – a price that American workers cannot afford," Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, said.
The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act will restore the rights of older workers facing age discrimination to what it has been for decades and will ensure a consistent standard for all employees facing employment discrimination or retaliation.
"Congress should move swiftly to restore fairness in the workplace and pass the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act," Henderson said.
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