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Sherrilyn Ifill Cited in Recap of the United Nations VRA Anniversary Event

Friday, February 27, 2015

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act at the US Mission to the United Nations

"Following Ambassador Power’s remarks and the video, Sewell Chan, Op-Ed/Sunday Review Deputy Editor of the New York Times, moderated a discussion with Wade Henderson, president & CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Sherrilyn Ifill, president & director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Their insightful remarks on how the U.S. Supreme Court has “gutted” the Voting Rights Act and the resulting impact to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of people, mesmerized the audience."

"... Ifill cited the need to educate students on the need for civic participation and strongly suggested that it occur in the schools. “We need to show them that when voters don’t vote, it allows politics to fail.”

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