Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference and the Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Chair of Public Interest Law, was quoted in several publications calling on South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai to pressure the company to speak out against Alabama's harsh anti-immigration law.
From Colorlines: The Korean automaker’s business amounts to two percent of Alabama’s GDP, said Wade Henderson, president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Together with Daimler AG and Honda, the automakers’ investments in Alabama amount to 45,000 jobs and $4.8 billion in wages, Henderson said.
"While we’re working to repeal HB 56, we hope that Hyundai, Daimler and Honda will engage leaders in thoughtful conversation about taking steps to repeal this law,” said Henderson.
"The only moral act for a company of Hyundai’s size and influence,” Henderson said, is to speak out about the "human rights disaster” that Alabama’s HB 56 has left in its wake.