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Sherrilyn Ifill writes in The Root today that pop culture and social media scandals like Paula Deen and Duck Dynasty distract us from meaningful civil rights and social justice challenges that should command our full attention.
2013 has been particularly eventful for those of us working to protect civil rights. LDF has been aggressively involved in safeguarding all Americans' civil rights -- in particular -- the right to vote. Read below for a look back on this historic year.
LDF is delighted that President Obama has nominated Sharon Y. Bowen to be the next Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This appointment is a welcome addition to the President's recent appointment of women and African Americans to key positions in the financial regulatory regime. If confirmed, Ms.
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Statement from Sherrilyn A. Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Agreement Reached to Move Forward Important Work to Reduce Racial, Ethnic and Economic Isolation of Hartford School Children12/13/13Related Case or Issue:
HARTFORD – The Center for Children’s Advocacy, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., (LDF) and attorney Wesley Horton today signed another one year agreement with the Connecticut State Department of Education and the City of Hartford in Sheff v. O’Neill, Connecticut’s groundbreaking educational equity case. The agreement follows Stipulations and Orders signed in 2003, 2008 and 2013 by the parties which were designed to reduce the racial and ethnic isolation of Hartford’s public school students.