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CDT, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and 60+ Organizations Urge White House to Continue Strong Leadership on AI and Civil Rights

Today, the Center for Democracy & Technology, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and over 60 civil rights, technology, policy, and research organizations commended the Biden-Harris administration on its recent efforts to center equity and civil rights in technology policy and called on the Administration to take the necessary next steps to advance a whole-of-government approach to addressing the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on people’s rights and opportunities. 

This moment is pivotal for civil rights leadership in technology policy: AI is being used in a growing set of high-stakes applications, including immigration, policing, housing, and hiring — despite mounting evidence that automated systems often reflect and deepen existing patterns of discrimination.

While the Biden-Harris administration has played an important role in elevating civil rights in AI through initiatives like the AI Bill of Rights and Executive Order 14091, more work is urgently needed, including by making the AI Bill of Rights binding administration policy through OMB guidance.

In the letter, we urge the Biden-Harris Administration to sustain and deepen its commitment to ensuring that technology advances the public interest and protects civil rights. 

Read the full letter here.