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On Andrea Mitchell yesterday, Sherrilyn Ifill spoke about widespread efforts to repress minority voting rights around the country, especially the impact these restrictings are having at the local level.
Click here for a list of voter suppression efforts since the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder.
In two op-eds this week for TheRoot.com and The Baltimore Sun, Sherrilyn Ifill focuses attention on real outrages -- policy choices and structural inequalities that disproportionately impede the growth of black communities around the country.
LDF joins women's and worker's groups to defend equal opportunity requirements for federal contractors12/31/13
Groups’ Amicus Briefs Defend Forty Years of Established Rules Assuring Opportunity for Everyone
2013 has been particularly eventful for those of us working to protect civil rights. LDF has been aggressively involved in safeguarding all Americans' civil rights -- in particular -- the right to vote. Read below for a look back on this historic year.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund mourns the passing of Dr. Ken Edelin, a longtime champion of women's rights, and a senior board member at LDF. Dr. Edelin joined the board in 1986 and steadfastly promoted LDF's values and mission.