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The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) strongly supports the Voting Rights Advancement Act (the Advancement Act), introduced today in the Senate and the House. The bill represents a welcome effort by Members of Congress to restore critical voting rights protections in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision that gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act exactly two years ago in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder.
Janai Nelson, LDF Associate Director-Counsel, discusses the Confederate flag issue as it relates to the conversation surrounding the Emanuel A.M.E church shootings on KCRW.com, "To The Point" radio talk show.
Emanuel AME: ‘we need to be in solidarity’
South Carolina responds to the Charleston Massacre with a powerful memorial and Gov. Nikki Haley calls for state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds. Eugene Robinson, Mark Thompson, Janai Nelson, and Guy-Uriel Charles join Lawrence.
LDF Statement on Governor Haley’s Call to Remove the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina State Capitol6/23/15
Columbia Law School Graduate Liliana Zaragoza Joins NAACP Legal Defense Fund as Inaugural John Payton Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy Fellow6/22/15