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Together We Can End Inequality
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 .
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.
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.
LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill discusses with Tamron Hall the events taking place in the trial's aftermath.
The George Zimmerman verdict has provoked passionate debate about legal justice and race in the U.S. Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Christina Swarns of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund