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Vanita Gupta
President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, . Former head of USDOJ Civil Rights Division. Views my own.
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Vanita Gupta retweeted
The Leadership Conference 37m
Trump’s remarks about birthright citizenship are outrageous, but unsurprising. He tweeted last year that “it will be ended." And at their confirmation hearings, AG Barr and Deputy AG Rosen both refused to answer ’s questions about its constitutionality. It's absurd.
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Our litigation in 2006 relied on enforcement of the Flores settlement. We ultimately got all kids out with their parents. The Flores settlement is crucial to protecting children in detention. Trump admin’s move today to terminate it will create another massive human rights crisis
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In 2006, I litigated horrifying conditions inside a TX detention center, where children were held with their parents awaiting decisions on asylum claims. The conditions were nothing short of inhumane: children were scared, depressed, even suicidal. This cannot be our new normal.
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Alexis McGill Johnson 23h
You're wrong, . It was your administration that tried to bully Planned Parenthood into withholding information from our patients — and we said no. Your gag rule will put birth control and reproductive health care out of reach for millions of people. Do NOT pretend otherwise.
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Vanita Gupta Aug 20
“I’ve done very well with that community,” Trump says of LGBTQ people. He’s right: He has done very well at consistently attacking their rights and their dignity – including by stacking the federal courts with anti-LGBTQ judges who will serve for life.
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Vanita Gupta Aug 20
“The new rule would make it harder to hold banks accountable if their underwriting algorithms repeatedly deny mortgages to seemingly qualified black families, or if city zoning laws that make no mention of race still have the effect of racially segregating neighborhoods.” Read ⬇️
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The Leadership Conference Aug 20
Rather than allowing baseless allegations of so-called anti-conservative bias to distract them, officials should focus on the civil and human rights problems and white supremacist propaganda overrunning its platform. Our statement:
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Vanita Gupta Aug 20
Our podcast, hosted by , just released its latest episode featuring , , and others to talk gun violence and more. If you haven’t been listening, catch up at and !
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Steve Peoples Aug 19
Jennifer Horn, national board member of Log Cabin Republicans, resigns in protest after group endorses Trump re-election: “I could never endorse him for President of the United States and still look my children in the eye,” she writes in resignation letter.
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Wade Henderson Aug 20
via . We have long known that fair housing policies are a key to ending societal discrimination. Algorithmic decision-making can often disguise decisions that discriminate. HUD’s new rule would weaken existing protections. It should be rejected!
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The Leadership Conference Aug 19
We opposed Trump's rule because it’s an attack on low-income women and women of color – and on their economic security. And because let’s be clear: Access to quality, affordable health care is a fundamental civil and human right. We'll always .
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CNN Aug 19
“Eric Garner was killed five years ago. It took five years for the officer to be fired. I don’t want another Eric Garner,” says one of his daughters, Emerald Garner, after the firing of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.
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Sherrilyn Ifill Aug 19
The firing of Ofcr Pantaleo is important. But this is not justice. Let’s not forget: attys in the DOJ Civil Rights Div were prepared to charge him. AG Barr overruled that determination. We filed a FOIA request seeking info on the basis for the change.
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Vanita Gupta Aug 19
We're with you, Gavin. ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾
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Vanita Gupta Aug 19
NEW: NYPD fires officer at center of the death of Eric Garner.
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Vanita Gupta Aug 19
BREAKING: The Trump administration is making housing discrimination great again. The proposal to gut critical protections under the Fair Housing Act has been published. It’s Trump’s latest effort to undermine civil rights protections – and it MUST be stopped.
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Ian Bassin Aug 18
Democracy has been receding around the world for more than a decade. The people of Hong Kong are leading it back. The world must stand with them. This can be a turning point.
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Vanita Gupta Aug 18
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Ellen L Weintraub Aug 16
SAD: Last night, again made unfounded claims about massive voter fraud in NH in 2016. In this letter, I ask him to back up his claims in terms a former casino operator should understand: “There comes a time when you need to lay your cards on the table or fold.”
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Vanita Gupta Aug 18
William Barr is wrong about reform prosecutors. Here is what we stand for.
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