2006-12-22 / Community

Weiner Gets Top Grade From Civil Rights Group

In a newly released Congressional ranking of the 109th Congress, Representative Anthony Weiner earned a 100% score from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) for consistently voting to protect civil rights.

Weiner received the group’s top score for supporting the Voting Rights Act reauthorization, for advocating tougher federal hate crimes laws, for opposing the Federal Marriage Amendment and for fighting unfair voter ID laws.

“New York’s City many diverse communities make our city the envy of the world,” said Weiner.  “It’s essential that we pass smart legislation to expand and protect civil rights, and never to curtail our basic freedoms.”

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition. Founded in 1950, LCCR is currently made up of nearly 200 organizations representing persons of color, women, children, labor unions, individuals with disabilities, older Americans, major religious groups, gays and lesbians, and civil liberties and human rights groups.

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