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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
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.
Last week, LDF's Political Participation Group recorded a tremendous victory for voting rights in Georgia.
LDF is pleased that the Georgia Legislature, in a significant move, failed to pass HB 891, a bill that would have reduced drastically early voting in city and town elections from 21 to, incredibly, just 6 days. Just three years ago, the legislature reduced the early voting period for all elections in Georgia from 45 days to 21 days.