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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
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).
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.
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, along with the National Women's Law Center and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, are sponsoring a congressional briefing on the Fair Employment Protection Act.
On Joy Reid's MSNBC show, Sherrilyn Ifill talks about the myth of voter fraud and the devastating effects of voter suppression on people of color throughout the country, especially in the south. Voter fraud is a phantom epidemic -- there is no real evidence of this fraud to justify the wave of voter suppression. Studies have demonstrated that a person is more likely to be struck by lightning than to witness in-person voter fraud.