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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
In a column for The Washington Post's popular "Wonkblog," Emily Badger covers Sherrilyn Ifill's remarks at a recent discussion at the Economic Policy Institute on housing and poverty.
"The most important fact we rarely admit in talking about segregation and poverty" highlights Sherrilyn's thesis that "when it comes to housing and race, there really is no such thing as chance or accident."
As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Sherrilyn Ifill talks to Andrea Mitchell on the importance of civil rights, which is the real democracy-maintenance work. She also discusses the urgent necessity of the Voting Rights Amendment Act.
Learn more about the proposed Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA).
LDF Assistant Counsel Ria Tabacco Mar appeared in front of New York’s City Hall in support of the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, which would ban the use of credit checks in employment. “Poor credit is more often the result of hardships, not personal irresponsibility, and blacks are more likely to face the kind of hardships – like medical bills, unemployment, and divorce –
Today, Members of Congress, led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representative John Conyers (D-MI-13), introduced the Democracy Restoration Act of 2014, S.
Today, LDF attended a ceremony in the East Room of the White House where President Obama took two executive actions designed to assist minority and female workers in detecting and redressing pay discrimination.