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Unfinished Business

Leadership Conference Announces Vanita Gupta as New President and CEO

Our sister organization, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, on Thursday announced that civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta had been chosen to assume the leadership of both organizations. The chairs of the two organizat...


11 Partner Organizations Just Launched Communities Against Hate

Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the launch of Communities Against Hate, an initiative of 11 prominent national organizations working together to address the distur...


Online Hate Speech is Pervasive. Here’s How to Start Combating it.

After a presidential campaign notable for its demonization of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities – and now under a presidency that is continuing that dangerous trend – some people are feeling more validated and emboldened than ever. On publ...


We Must Preserve Religious Freedom – But Not at the Expense of Others’ Rights

A year ago this week, we released “Striking a Balance: Advancing Civil and Human Rights While Preserving Religious Liberty” – a report that documents how the religious arguments commonly used today against LGBT equality have been used to oppo...


Now More than Ever, We Need Your Help Protecting Civil and Human Rights

Since 2012, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Giving Tuesday – has been dedicated to celebrating service and giving back. And in the enduring fight for civil and human rights, a fight that may soon see reenergized challenges, we need you. The L...


The Wage Gap for Latina Workers is Still 54 Cents. That’s Troubling.

By Dominic Rossini, a Fall 2016 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Today marks the end of the 10th month of the year. It also marks the 10 extra months that a Latina woman must work to have her earnings equal the salary of a man who only ...


Yes, the Tipped Minimum Wage is Rooted in Racial Injustice

A new video released last week by the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United, featuring actress Thandie Newton, offers this reminder: The subminimum wage for tipped working people, which is still just $2.13 per hour, is a continuing legacy of s...


ITT Tech Shut Down This Month. Former Students Should Know Their Options.

By Abigail Meller, a Fall 2016 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Earlier this month, ITT Educational Services, Inc. announced that it would close every single ITT Technical Institute campus. The announcement came just one week after the ...


The Wage Gap for Black Women is Still Devastatingly Large

By Arielle Atherley, Policy Associate Today marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day we acknowledge the eight additional months Black women must work in order to make the same amount of money that White, non-Hispanic men made the year before. ...


To Fund Transit Equity, Local Advocates Turn to Ballot Initiatives

By Courtney Hutchison, senior communications associate at PolicyLink As all eyes turn to the presidential election, many transportation equity advocates are setting their sights on more local battles, where city and county ballot measures are offe...


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