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Civil Rights Organizations Ask For Immediate
Moratorium on Water Shut-offs
Update 7/21/2014: Detroit has imposed a 15-day moratorium on water shut-offs -- but it's not enough. The financial aid program for Detroit's neediest people must be reformed.
In a Letter-To-The-Editor published in The New York Times titled "Race and Voting Rights," Ryan P. Haygood, the Director of LDF's Political Participation group sets the record straight:
Race and Voting Rights
To the Editor:
7/16/14Related Case or Issue:
Ruling in Fisher v U. Texas College Diversity Case, Fifth Circuit Upholds Principles of Diversity in Higher Education7/15/14Related Case or Issue:
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Principles of Diversity in Higher Education, Affirms Lower Court Ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas on Remand
July 15, 2014
LDF, along with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC), strongly urge Westchester County to comply with a consent decree in which the county agreed to take specific actions to eradicate housing discrimination and expand equal housing opportunity within its boundaries.