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Statement of Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. on the Presidential Election11/09/16
After Tuesday's election of Donald J. Trump as President-Elect, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. President and Director Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill issued this statement from Washington, D.C.:
“We are all carrying the weight of the moment in which we find ourselves. Tuesday’s election has laid bare bitter truths about our country. Now we must come to grips with the reality of ongoing racism and divisiveness that still plagues us as a nation.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill: Election Day Demonstrates Need to Restore Voting Rights Act11/08/16Related Case or Issue:
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) was on the ground in Alabama on this Election Day engaging in nonpartisan election protection work as part of LDF’s annual Prepared to Vote Campaign. Prepared to Vote is designed to protect the right of African Americans and other voters to participate freely and equally in the political process on Election Day. Ifill offered this statement about what she witnessed and the need to restore the Voting Rights Act:
Dylan Roof Shouldn't Get the Death Penalty
Today is the start of the federal death penalty trial of Dylann S. Roof, the white man accused of murdering black worshipers at the Mother Emanuel church in Charleston, S.C. The killings of “the Charleston Nine” last year were as violent and seared with racial hatred as the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi and the 1963 bombing of an Alabama church that killed four little girls.
Ajmel Quereshi in ACSblog: Democracy Means Having Opportunity to Seek Relief For Illegal, Predatory Practices11/03/16
Predatory Lending and the Fair Housing Act Before the Supreme Court
On Election Day, the Supreme Court will hear argument in a highly consequential case about lending discrimination and the subprime mortgage crisis. In this case, the City of Miami is trying to hold Wells Fargo and Bank of America accountable for well-documented deceptive, predatory lending practices. However, the banks, in an attempt to evade liability, are arguing that cities cannot seek relief from them for violations of the Fair Housing Act.