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Hearing Underscores Betsy DeVos Unqualified to Lead Department of Education
The confirmation hearing of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos did little to assuage our concerns about her fitness to serve. In fact, her testimony raised new apprehensions. It seems clear from her responses to questions presented by senators, Ms. DeVos is unaware of her legal obligations under critical federal education laws.
Statement from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on President Trump’s Discriminatory Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees1/27/17
Read the PDF of our statement here.
Statement from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on President Trump’s Discriminatory Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees
“This voter fraud lie has been used to disenfranchise black voters for the last 150 years,” Leah Aden, a senior counsel with the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, told The Intercept, citing a renewed crackdown on voting rights following historic black voter turnout in 2008 and 2012, as well as the 2010 census revealing the country’s transformed demographics. “This voter fraud lie is a dangerous distraction from the voter suppression schemes that have been in place for the past several years.”
LDF Senior Counsel Leah Aden was a guest on the Matt McGill Morning Show on WVON radio in Chicago. She spoke about threats to voting rights across the country, including Texas’s photo ID law which is the strictest in the country.