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Samuel L. Jackson asks, "What Would Your World Look Like Without LDF?"
Veronica Joice wrote a critical and timely op-ed exposing the failure of local governments to address the needs of individuals and families with no real safety net -- low-income renters. The shortfalls she identifies emphasize the need for LDF and other stakeholders to hold federal and local governments accountable for the billions of dollars that have been earmarked for recovery to ensure that all households are able to rebound from the storm.
Hearing on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws: Civil Rights and Public Safe Implications of the Expanded Use of Deadly Force”10/29/13Today, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitutional, Civil Rights, and Human Rights heard tesimony on "'Stand Your Ground'" Laws: Civil Rights and Public Safety Implications of the Expanded Use of Deadly Force."Click the link to read the testimony that was presented to the subcommittee from LDF.
Two national organizations have joined forces to help Black families in crisis after creditworthiness standards were abruptly changed for the Parent PLUS Loan program, which provides federal financial aid to college students.
Sherrilyn Ifill had an extensive conversation with Tavis Smiley on his show talking about LDF's work fighting for fairer drug sentences, supporting HBCU students adversely affected by Parent PLUS loan changes, and our recent SCOTUS case on a
LDF is honored and humbled to receive an award from the Filipino American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (FALDEF) at their first Gala and Awards night. We will be named among a host of other individuals and organizations as 2013 Defend, Serve, Educate (DSE) Trailblazer Awardees.