The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership.

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The lack of movement on the federal minimum wage over the last 12 years has led more states and localities to take matte...
01/03/2022
New Year Brings Minimum Wage Hikes To 21 States

The lack of movement on the federal minimum wage over the last 12 years has led more states and localities to take matters into their own hands.

The wage floor in California and New York will hit $15 for many workers in 2022.

We hope to see Biden fulfill his promises of advancing criminal-legal reform and racial justice in 2022.
12/31/2021
Analysis | Biden touts criminal justice record — but advocates want more action quickly

We hope to see Biden fulfill his promises of advancing criminal-legal reform and racial justice in 2022.

President Biden delivers the keynote address at the South Carolina State University's 2021 Fall Commencement Ceremony in Orangeburg, S.C., on Dec. 17, 2021. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)By Joe DavidsonColumnist December 23, 2021 at 4:36 p.m. ESTBy Joe DavidsonColumnist December 23, 2021 at 4:36 p.m. ESTAs Pre...

Amid all of the devastating loss and pain our nation has experienced since the beginning of the pandemic, the civil righ...
12/31/2021
The Giants of the Movement We Lost in 2021

Amid all of the devastating loss and pain our nation has experienced since the beginning of the pandemic, the civil rights community has also lost some of its most towering and consequential figures.

We'll never forget them.

12/31/2021
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We’ve got some bold resolutions for 2022 – but we need your help to fuel our collective fight for civil and human rights.

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12/31/2021
Pod For The Cause S. 5 Ep. 6

New Pod For The Cause: Trans Rights are Civil Rights

In our final episode of the year, we discuss the intersectionality of challenges impacting trans communities and dismantling systems of violence with National Center for Transgender Equality's Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen and PFLAG National's Diego Sanchez. https://apple.co/3EGUeLa

We’re ushering in a new paradigm for public safety with #VisionForJustice, a campaign to serve as a north star in the mo...
12/29/2021

We’re ushering in a new paradigm for public safety with #VisionForJustice, a campaign to serve as a north star in the movement to transform the criminal-legal system and honor the dignity, humanity, and rights of all people.

But we can't do it without the support of those who share our goals. Support the campaign with a year-end donation: https://bit.ly/32IDmGC

We’re ushering in a new paradigm for public safety with #VisionForJustice, a campaign to serve as a north star in the movement to transform the criminal-legal system and honor the dignity, humanity, and rights of all people.

But we can't do it without the support of those who share our goals. Support the campaign with a year-end donation: https://bit.ly/32IDmGC

Who are we? This is the story of The Leadership Conference. We're continuing the fight to fulfill the promise of our dem...
12/28/2021

Who are we? This is the story of The Leadership Conference. We're continuing the fight to fulfill the promise of our democracy, but we can't do it alone.

Make a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year to help fuel the civil rights movement in 2022: https://bit.ly/3quE8iG

As 2021 comes to a close, the Senate has thus far failed to enact crucial federal voting rights protections. This inacti...
12/27/2021
Six Ways Federal Voting Rights Legislation Can Protect Voters and American Democracy

As 2021 comes to a close, the Senate has thus far failed to enact crucial federal voting rights protections. This inaction has steep costs for voters of color, who are continuing to confront mounting hurdles to the ballot box with each passing week.

Prepared to Vote 6 Ways Federal Voting Rights Legislation Can Protect Voters and American Democracy By Ella Wiley Communications Associate As 2021 comes to a close, the United States Senate has thus far failed to enact crucial federal voting rights protections. This inaction is wholly unacceptable a...

“Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.”Rest in power, Desmond Tutu.
12/26/2021
Desmond Tutu, Whose Voice Helped Slay Apartheid, Dies at 90

“Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.”

Rest in power, Desmond Tutu.

The archbishop, a powerful force for nonviolence in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

Will you help us hold our elected officials accountable to their promises? Fuel the fight ahead with a donation before t...
12/26/2021

Will you help us hold our elected officials accountable to their promises? Fuel the fight ahead with a donation before the year's end: https://bit.ly/3ptNrQx

We demand voting rights. We demand police accountability. We demand an end to white supremacy. We can't get there alone.

Will you help us hold our elected officials accountable to their promises? Fuel the fight ahead with a donation before the year's end: https://bit.ly/3ptNrQx

We demand voting rights. We demand police accountability. We demand an end to white supremacy. We can't get there alone.

#OTD in 1865, the violent white supremacist hate group known as the K*K was formed. And every day since, Americans who b...
12/24/2021
Dec. 24, 1865 | Confederate Veterans Established the Ku Klux Klan

#OTD in 1865, the violent white supremacist hate group known as the K*K was formed. And every day since, Americans who believe in diversity, inclusion, equality, and fairness have been working to stop overcome them.

Learn more about our history of racial injustice.

Overwhelmingly, people who have received the child tax credit payments have used it for food, rent, and utilities and to...
12/23/2021
Here’s What Families Are Actually Using the Child Tax Credit to Pay For

Overwhelmingly, people who have received the child tax credit payments have used it for food, rent, and utilities and to pay off debt. It's time for our Senators to finally invest in America's families and make the #ChildTaxCredit permanent!

Here’s What Families Are Actually Using the Child Tax Credit to Pay For

12/23/2021
Pod For The Cause S. 5 Ep. 5

There's a new Pod For The Cause out this week, and it's all about the power of narrative! What exactly *is* narrative and why should it matter to activists?

Ellen Buchman, President at The Opportunity Agenda, Dr. Jiggy Geronimo, a progressive research and messaging expert, and Tyler Lewis, Director of Messaging and Project Management at Third Sector, join the show to discuss how civil rights advocates can craft messaging that leverages the power of narratives.

Listen + subscribe on all major podcast apps: https://spoti.fi/3smKmng

Remember that this is the first redistricting cycle in more than half a century without the full protections of the Voti...
12/23/2021
Map by Map, G.O.P. Chips Away at Black Democrats’ Power

Remember that this is the first redistricting cycle in more than half a century without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.

Black elected officials in several states, from Congress down to the counties, have been drawn out of their districts this year or face headwinds to hold onto their seats.

From the former head of the National Urban League and a leader of the Baton Rouge bus boycott to the first Black woman S...
12/22/2021
The Giants of the Movement We Lost in 2021

From the former head of the National Urban League and a leader of the Baton Rouge bus boycott to the first Black woman Supreme Court clerk and a Nashville civil rights sit-in participant, we will never forget the giants we lost in 2021.

We'll never forget them.

“Voters who do not have information in their native languages are less likely to vote, which effectively suppresses vote...
12/22/2021
Philadelphia’s voters need materials in their own languages | Opinion

“Voters who do not have information in their native languages are less likely to vote, which effectively suppresses votes in communities where people are not proficient in English.” - Al-Sharif Nassef and Andy Toy

Registration forms, instructions, and election ballots are not available in common languages in the city, effectively disenfranchising tens of thousands of residents.

Hospital workers have had little relief over the past two years. They need paid leave, loan forgiveness, and better wage...
12/21/2021
Weight of COVID pushing health care workforce to breaking point

Hospital workers have had little relief over the past two years. They need paid leave, loan forgiveness, and better wages. No more excuses!

Burnout among health care workers is hitting new levels of concern with new warnings that they are starting to hit a breaking point.

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