Cohen Receives Perfect Score on The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Voting Scorecard
MEMPHIS, TN – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) has received a 100 percent on The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights voting scorecard, which has been published every Congress since 1969 and reflects positions taken by Senators and Representatives on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference. Congressman Cohen was the only member of the Tennessee Congressional delegation to receive a perfect score.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for my voting record,” said Congressman Cohen. “I have been fighting for Civil and Human Rights throughout my entire career and will continue to do so to better ensure all Americans can have a better quality of life.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals. Founded in 1950, The Leadership Conference works to effect meaningful legislation, policies, and executive branch appointments, and to ensure the proper enforcement of civil rights laws to unite us as a nation true to its promise of equal justice, equal opportunity, and mutual respect.