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Statement by Sherrilyn A Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of LDF
LDF applauds the leadership of Benjamin Jealous, the outgoing president of the NAACP who announced today he will step down from his post as President and CEO at the end of the year.
Damon Hewitt, Director of Education Practice Group, spoke at a press conference organized by the Student Safety Coalition, a diverse group of educators, parents, students, advocates and legal experts.
Natasha M. Korgaonkar, assistant counsel in the Political Participation Group, writes in today's US News & World Report that "Texas' Voter ID Laws Are Plain and Simple Discrimination." Along with two democratic representatives from Texas, she argues that the Justice Department is absolutely correct to sue Texas over its blatantly discriminatory Voter ID laws.
On LDF's inaugural Bloggingheads episode, Ryan Haygood debates Glen Loury of Brown University on voting rights, America's racial history, and what a new civil rights movement looks like. Check it out!