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The Power of Now
In recognition of the 51st anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) will participate in a series of events during the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee 2016, to be held March 3-7 in locations throughout Selma, Alabama.
LDF Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Swiftly Carry Out its Constitutional Duty By Holding Supreme Court Nominee Hearings3/02/16
Sherrilyn Ifill is a Presenter at BET's Leading Women Defined Summit on March 1-4 in Bal Harbour, Florida3/01/16
Hillary Clinton to Speak at BET's Leading Women Defined Summit
Tonight (March 1), Clinton will address the Leading Women Defined Summit (LWD), presented by COVERGIRL. The vision of BET Networks chairman and CEO Debra Lee, the seventh annual summit will bring together the nation’s most prominent African-American women during Women’s History Month to help set a national agenda and actionable solutions surrounding prominent issues impacting the Black community.
LDF Supports the Confirmation of Dr. John King as Secretary of Education and Urges Timely Action to Help Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act2/26/16Related Case or Issue:
Yesterday, Acting Secretary of Education, Dr. John King, Jr., appeared before the U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee for consideration of his nomination to be the U.S. Secretary of Education. We support Dr. King’s nomination and urge the HELP Committee to timely confirm him. We are at a pivotal time in our education landscape, and federal leadership and guidance will be instrumental in helping states to implement policies and programs to advance equal access to quality educational opportunities.
The Fight for Economic Justice: Griggs v. Duke Power Co.
and the Cancellation of Baltimore's Red Line