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Fayette Residents Continue Fight Against At-Large Voting
“The decision by Fayette County is really is a step backwards and is an affront to progress that has been made in Fayette County,” said Leah Aden, assistant counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and an attorney for the residents.
Amid disturbing allegations of police abuse and use of excessive force, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joins calls for a full and complete investigation into the in-custody death of Sandra Bland, who was found hanging in a cell at Waller County, TX Jail on July 13, 2015. She was only 28 years old. The medical examiner ruled her death a suicide.
7/16/15Related Case or Issue:
Senate passes No Child Left Behind rewrite, would shrink federal role
Leslie Proll, director of the Washington, D.C., office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said the bill undermines the intent of the original federal education law from 1965.