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LDF Commends Extraordinary Leadership of Departing Attorney General Eric Holder and Expresses Confidence That His Civil Rights Legacy Will Endure9/25/14
(NEW YORK) The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. today lauded the stellar leadership of departing Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation this morning. LDF also emphasized the need for continued vigilance in the protection of civil rights.
Citing Anti-Gay Bias, NAACP LDF Joins Allies in Urging Republican National Committee Chair to Shun “Values Voter Summit”9/24/14Related Case or Issue:
NAACP LDF and six other leading civil rights and human rights organization today sent an open letter to Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus calling for him to repudiate the Values Voter Summit based on its sponsoring groups' virulent attacks on the LGBT community. Scheduled speakers at this year’s event, which begins this Thursday in Washington, include Republican Party members Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.)
Barriers Rooted in Race and Gender Bias Harm Educational Outcomes of African American Girls and Must Be Addressed, New Report Shows9/23/14
Race and gender disparities in opportunity and academic achievement lead to high dropout rates, limited job opportunities, and increased risk of poverty
LDF Joins Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations Applauding DOJ's National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice9/23/14
Today LDF joined with a broad coalition of civil rights organizations to applaud the launch of the Department of Justice's National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. The initiative will enlist a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five U.S. cities and will focus on training to reduce bias and ensure fairness in law enforcement.
9/22/14Related Case or Issue:
Update: Read Ryan Haygood's powerful closing argument.