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NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Ryan Haygood appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the important effort by the Department of Justice to have Texas submit all proposed voting changes for review before they can take effect. Attorney General Holder’s announcement sends an important message in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision that took the country’s most effective tool against voter suppression out of commission.
Today LDF Director Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill appeared with Roland Martin and Tom Joyner on the syndicated radio program, The Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS).
Christina Swarns, Director of LDF's Criminal Justice Project, appeared on MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry show to discuss the problems with Stand Your Ground laws.
The Director of the Political Participation Group at NAACP Legal Defense Fund Ryan Haygood joined the Melissa Harris Perry Show to discuss the serious threat to voting rights facing African Americans. LDF defended the Voting Rights Act before the U.S. Supreme Court, but last month they issued an outrageous ruling to take it out of commission. LDF is urging Congress to step in and asking the public to notify us of any discriminatory voting changes in their communities by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill appears on Hardball with Chris Matthews after President Obama’s surprise speech about race in America after the verdict. She discusses the difference between the communication style of Rachel’s Jeantel’s testimony and whether the jurors found her testimony to be compelling and credible, and that relates to the fateful night and Zimmerman’s inability to see Travvon Martin as a child.