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.
The basis and foundation of our democratic form of government is the right to vote. Voting is one of the most important tools Americans have to influence the policies the government adopts. Unfortunately, many Americans are effectively denied their right to vote.
January 28, 2009 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a bill that will give residents of Washington, D.C., a voting member in Congress.
January 12, 2009 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
On January 9, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case that will challenge the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965.
January 9, 2009 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
One of the first bills introduced this session will give the District of Columbia a voting member in the House of Representatives. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton currently represents the District in the House, participating in debate and committees, but her delegate status does not allow her to vote on bills.
December 8, 2008 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Briefs & Reports
New State Voting Laws: Barriers to the Ballot?
Ensuring Voting Rights
In The News
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