Testimony of Wade Henderson

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STATEMENT OF WADE HENDERSON, PRESIDENT & CEO, LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OF CIVIL RIGHTS

U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIARY

SUBCOMMITTEE OF COMMERCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

“THE GROWING MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CRISIS: IDENTIFYING
SOLUTIONS AND DISPELLING MYTHS”

JANUARY 29, 2008

Chairperson Sánchez, Ranking Member Cannon, and members of the Subcommittee: I am Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR). Thank you for the opportunity to testify in today’s hearing on identifying solutions to address the growing epidemic of home mortgage foreclosures our nation is currently facing.

LCCR is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse coalition of civil rights organizations. Founded in 1950 by Arnold Aronson, A. Philip Randolph, and Roy Wilkins, the Leadership Conference seeks to further the goal of equality under law through legislative advocacy and public education. LCCR consists of approximately 200 national organizations representing persons of color, women, children, organized labor, people with disabilities, the elderly, gays and lesbians, and major religious groups. I am privileged to represent the civil and human rights community in submitting testimony for the record to the Committee.

There is a great deal that can be said about what led to this foreclosure crisis, what impact it will have, what could have...

(full article: http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Henderson080129.pdf)

Date published: Jan 29, 2008

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