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In 50th Anniversary Year of Historic Voting Rights Act, LDF Urges Congress to Pass Federal Legislation to Restore Voting Opportunities to Formerly Incarcerated3/18/15Related Case or Issue:
The remarks from black legislators came during a conference call with several African-American leaders, including Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Paulette Walker, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Lynch is a member of that organization.
From the article:
Janel George, a lead lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, also shared this sentiment, calling suspension a “school pushout” that undermines kids and prevents them from learning, reports Patrick O’Donnell at Cleveland.com.
“Our nation cannot close the achievement gap if we ignore the discipline gap,” George said.
Sherrilyn Ifill: "The most dangerous time in America is when we're papering over incidents... Rather than just sit with the discomfort, we really need to work on change."