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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
WASHINGTON – Just as a cloture petition was filed in the Senate for Congressman Mel Watt’s nomination to be the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), civil and human rights groups are calling for his swift confirmation.
Veronica Joice wrote a critical and timely op-ed exposing the failure of local governments to address the needs of individuals and families with no real safety net -- low-income renters. The shortfalls she identify emphasize the need for LDF and other stakeholders to hold federal and local governments accountable for the billions of dollars that have been earmarked for recovery to ensure that all households are able to rebound from the storm.
Sherrilyn Ifill had an extensive conversation with Tavis Smiley on his show talking about LDF's work fighting for fairer drug sentences, supporting HBCU students adversely affected by Parent PLUS loan changes, and our recent SCOTUS case on a
Two national organizations have joined forces to help Black families in crisis after creditworthiness standards were abruptly changed for the Parent PLUS Loan program, which provides federal financial aid to college students.
LDF is honored and humbled to receive an award from the Filipino American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (FALDEF) at their first Gala and Awards night. We will be named among a host of other individuals and organizations as 2013 Defend, Serve, Educate (DSE) Trailblazer Awardees.