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In 50th Anniversary Year of Historic Voting Rights Act, LDF Urges Congress to Pass Federal Legislation to Restore Voting Opportunities to Formerly Incarcerated3/18/15Related Case or Issue:
NC senators reject effort to get them to support Lynch for AG
Speaking in the same call with Butterfield, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said Lynch’s nomination should be beyond politics.
“When women all over the country see the right person for the right job at the right time, flawlessly performed, is still unable to get the job, it sends a very toxic message,” she said.
New York's Anti-Defamation League Features Janai Nelson as Panelist at 21st Annual Edward Brodsky Legal Conference3/18/15
The remarks from black legislators came during a conference call with several African-American leaders, including Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Paulette Walker, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Lynch is a member of that organization.
From the article:
Janel George, a lead lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, also shared this sentiment, calling suspension a “school pushout” that undermines kids and prevents them from learning, reports Patrick O’Donnell at Cleveland.com.
“Our nation cannot close the achievement gap if we ignore the discipline gap,” George said.