For Immediate Release
Alexis Squire, Equal Rights Center, 202-370-3209


WASHINGTON, November 10, 2014—Yesterday, the Equal Rights Center (ERC)—a national non-profit civil rights organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.—applauds President Obama’s nomination of federal prosecutor Loretta E. Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States.

Ms. Lynch currently serves as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. During her career as a federal prosecutor, she has prosecuted cases involving New York City police officers charged with police brutality and a member of Congress on corruption charges, and was instrumental in the investigation and settlement of financial securities fraud cases.

“Ms. Lynch is an excellent candidate for the next Attorney General of the United States,” said Melvina Ford, executive director of the ERC. “Her track record as a federal prosecutor shows that she will work to promote and protect the civil rights of all Americans, and we hope she will be confirmed without delay.”


About the Equal Rights Center (
Originally formed in 1983, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) is a national non-profit civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. With members located in every state and the District of Columbia, the ERC works nationally to promote equal opportunity in housing, employment, disability rights, immigrant rights, and access to public accommodations and government services for all protected classes under federal, state, and local laws.

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