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Leah Aden in The Intercept: Voter Intimidation Has Gone Hand in Hand with Growing Political Participation of Minorities10/27/16
Voting Suppression is the Real Election Scandal
“This is an unfortunate part of our history,” Leah Aden, a senior counsel with the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, told The Intercept. “People are acutely aware of the changing demographics in this country and while we should all be working towards more people participating, there’s always been this segment of our country that has wanted to limit who is part of the political process.”
LDF: DNC and RNC Must Pledge to Enact Measures to Ensure Every Voter Able to Participate Equally and Freely10/26/16
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has sent a letter to the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee raising “serious concerns about the current tone and rhetoric concerning voter participation on Election Day.”
The Atlantic Philanthropies and Columbia University today announced the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, a 10-year, $60 million program for courageous and creative leaders dedicated to dismantling anti-black racism in the United States and South Africa, two nations with deep and enduring legacies of racial exclusion and violence.
At Critical Time for Civil Rights, Key Hire a Powerful Addition to LDF Team
LDF Joins 19 Organizations and 32 Law School Professors in Filing Amicus Brief Addressing Color Discrimination in Jury Selection10/24/16
On October 20, 2016, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) joined the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality (Korematsu Center), 18 other bar associations and non-profit organizations, and 32 law school professors in filing an amicus brief with the New York Court of Appeals, urging the Court to recognize that excluding an individual from jury service based on the color of her skin violates the Equal Protection Clause of the United States and New York Constitutions.