Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Inc.
Amount: $250,000 in 2021 over two years
What is the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights?
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR) is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 230 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. LCCHR was founded in 1950 by a coalition of civil rights activists. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Leadership Conference advocated for the passage of civil rights legislation in Congress. Their efforts resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the Civil Rights Act of 1960, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
Why do we think this project is important?
As a project of the Leadership Conference, All Voting is Local (AVL) fights against state and local voting policies that silence Americans’ voices, with a focus on historically disenfranchised communities – not just in election years, but every year. AVL’s year-round focus on election administration, combined with its deep partnerships with both national and in-state groups, ensure it has the expertise, relationships, and resources to hold officials accountable to the communities they serve. AVL works with in-state partners to ensure that bad faith actors are not overstepping their authority by changing the rules that govern ballot access and subvert election administration processes.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights?
In 2021, Democracy Fund Voice approved a two-year grant of $250,000 to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.