Special to the Journal
WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) received a 100% rating from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights based on his voting record on key issues like civil rights protections, the budget, education, jobs, immigration reform, violence against women, and more. The Leadership Conference released vote ratings for every Member of Congress for the 1st Session of the 113th Congress.
“High scoring members have shown a remarkable commitment to civil and human rights for all Americans and are the conscience of the Congress,” said Nancy Zirkin, Executive Vice President of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. “They understand that America can reach its full potential when it honors the dignity of all, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, or income.”
“Civil rights and economic justice go hand in hand,” said Congressman Bishop. “It is vital that Congress continue to promote economic security, job creation, education, health care, and women’s rights initiatives in order to form a more perfect union. On these issues, to support one means we support all, raising all ships with a rising tide of equal rights and opportunity.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Vote ratings have been published for every Congress since 1969.