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The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) strongly supports the Voting Rights Advancement Act (the Advancement Act), introduced today in the Senate and the House. The bill represents a welcome effort by Members of Congress to restore critical voting rights protections in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision that gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act exactly two years ago in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder.
Decision anxiously awaited in Supreme Court housing case
Janai Nelson, LDF Associate Director-Counsel, discusses the Confederate flag issue as it relates to the conversation surrounding the Emanuel A.M.E church shootings on KCRW.com, "To The Point" radio talk show.
LDF Statement on Governor Haley’s Call to Remove the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina State Capitol6/23/15
Emanuel AME: ‘we need to be in solidarity’
South Carolina responds to the Charleston Massacre with a powerful memorial and Gov. Nikki Haley calls for state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds. Eugene Robinson, Mark Thompson, Janai Nelson, and Guy-Uriel Charles join Lawrence.