WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2574, the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act:
“Restoring the power of our civil rights laws to prevent and respond to all forms of discrimination is an issue of utmost importance. The U.S. House of Representatives took a step to partially fix the misinterpretations of law that have limited people’s access to the courts and denied them the remedies intended under the law. The Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act includes crucial and necessary provisions to address racial discrimination, but should be expanded to ensure protections for all impacted groups. We look forward to working with leaders in Congress to enact more comprehensive changes to ensure that discrimination based on race, national origin, sex, age, and disability has no place in our schools, our workplaces, or our communities.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.