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Today, Members of Congress, led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representative John Conyers (D-MI-13), introduced the Democracy Restoration Act of 2014, S.
LDF Assistant Counsel Ria Tabacco Mar appeared in front of New York’s City Hall in support of the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, which would ban the use of credit checks in employment. “Poor credit is more often the result of hardships, not personal irresponsibility, and blacks are more likely to face the kind of hardships – like medical bills, unemployment, and divorce –
Today, LDF attended a ceremony in the East Room of the White House where President Obama took two executive actions designed to assist minority and female workers in detecting and redressing pay discrimination.
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, along with the National Women's Law Center and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, are sponsoring a congressional briefing on the Fair Employment Protection Act.
On Joy Reid's MSNBC show, Sherrilyn Ifill talks about the myth of voter fraud and the devastating effects of voter suppression on people of color throughout the country, especially in the south. Voter fraud is a phantom epidemic -- there is no real evidence of this fraud to justify the wave of voter suppression. Studies have demonstrated that a person is more likely to be struck by lightning than to witness in-person voter fraud.