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On Friday, Ryan Haygood, Director of the Political Participation Group, talked with Chris Matthews on Hardball about Voter ID laws. "Voter ID laws are really a modern iteration of the bygone era of poll taxes and other impediments to the ballot box," Haygood said. He explained that Pennsylvania's photo ID expansion doesn't remedy voter fraud. "The only example of fraud is the photo ID measure itself," Haygood said.
Amid nationwide agitation to increase federal and state minimum wages and successful efforts to "ban the box" that requires job applicants to describe their criminal history, Johnathan Smith, Assistant Counsel of the Economic Justice Practice, and Madeline Neighly of National Employment Law Project pen an op-ed for msnbc.com.
LDF is honored to work towards Dr. King's dream of racial equality. As we celebrate Dr. King's birthday, take a look at an op-ed Sherrilyn Ifill penned earlier this year commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
Why we still march
50 years after the seminal event of the civil rights era, the work is still unfinished
August 21, 2013
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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) commends the Members of Congress who today, in a strong bipartisan showing, introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.
LDF Celebrates Judge Robert Wilkins’ Confirmation to D.C. Circuit and Urges Obama Administration to Continue Diversifying Appellate Courts1/14/14
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) applauds the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Judge Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.