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Political Participation

Since its founding in 1940, LDF has been a pioneer in the struggle to secure and protect the voting rights of African-Americans. LDF has been involved in nearly all of the precedent-setting litigation relating to minority voting rights. LDF’s Political Participation Group uses legal, legislative, public education and advocacy strategies to promote the full, equal and active participation of African-Americans in America’s democracy.

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Program Work

Voting Rights Act

Texas v. Holder

The State of Texas filed Texas v. Holder in federal court in Washington, D.C. under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, seeking approval of its proposed restrictive voter ID law, or, in the alternative, to declare Section 5 unconstitutional.  The...
Voting Rights Act

Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one of our nation’s most effective federal civil rights statutes. Shelby County, Alabama...