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LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill joined MSNBC's The Reid Report today with host Joy-Ann Reid to discuss Loretta Lynch's Senate confirmation hearings. Up for discussion were Loretta Lynch's stance on voter ID laws, waterboarding and the current state of law enforcement.
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the nation’s 83rd Attorney General. Currently, Ms. Lynch is the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. If confirmed, Lynch would be the nation’s first African-American female, and second African American, to serve as Attorney General.
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LDF commends the U.S. Senate HELP Committee for advancing reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Passed on the heels of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ESEA is the largest federal education funding bill. Since its expiration in 2007, Congress has yet to agree on a bill to reauthorize ESEA. LDF encourages a truly bipartisan and thoughtful reauthorization process. As the organization that litigated Brown v.
Ryan Haygood was the keynote speaker at the Alliance San Diego's All Peoples Celebration, “I Am a Human, I Am the Dream" event, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.