FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Shin Inouye, [email protected], 202.869.0398WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 76 groups, today issued the following statement on the need for President-elect Joe Biden to name an attorney general of the United States and other senior leadership of the U.S. Department of Justice who have strong records with regard to civil rights enforcement and justice reform:“The Biden-Harris administration must make civil rights enforcement a priority, and the Department of Justice is a pivotal leader in that effort.
We need leaders who understand the authority, processes, and mission of the department, and who will defend the bedrock principle of equal justice for all people in America.
Americans deserve an attorney general with a deep respect for the fundamental principles of liberty and justice for all, a demonstrated commitment to protecting and advancing the civil rights of everyone, and an unyielding dedication to transforming the criminal legal system.
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.