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LDF Responds to Erroneous Claims by House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte that the Voting Rights Amendment Act Is Not Needed1/14/15Related Case or Issue:
House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said this morning that it is “not necessary” to fix the Voting Rights Act. But, the unfair burdens placed on African-American and other voters since the Supreme Court’s devastating Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder decision in 2013 illustrate that Chairman Goodlatte is deeply mistaken.
Nearly 20 Civil Rights Groups and Education Advocates Release Principles for ESEA Reauthorization: “The Federal Role Must Be Honored and Maintained”1/12/15Related Case or Issue:
Washington – Today, nearly 20 civil rights groups and education advocates released shared civil rights principles for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
In multiple appearances on national media over the past few days, LDF leaders continue to press for action and answers on the police shooting of Michael Brown, and on the larger issue of overly militarized police forces that acculturate officers to devalue and dehumanize people and communities of color.
1/09/15Related Case or Issue:
The media respond to the preliminary settlement agreement reached to end the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) improper and unlawful enforcement of criminal trespass laws in public housing. This settlement will resolve Davis et al. v. City of New York et al., 10 Civ.