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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
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In a Comment Letter on Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander's Discussion Draft of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization, LDF urges the Chairman to retain the important federal oversight role in education. As the organization that litigated1/31/15
LDF Senior Education Policy Counsel Janel George, along with Joseph Bishop and Dwanna Nicole , writes in a Huffington Post blog why it is imperative for Congress to quickly improve and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA):
Loretta Lynch Embraces Eric Holder's Legacy on Civil Rights
President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department appeared poised for Senate confirmation after two days of hearings in which Loretta Lynch earned the confidence of top Republicans on the Judiciary Committee – sometimes by distancing herself from outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.
But, to the relief of civil rights advocates, Lynch also pointed to areas of Holder's legacy – particularly involving race – that she plans to continue.
LDF's Fried Frank Fellow Deuel Ross was the keynote speaker for the 29th Annual MLK Commemorative event at the University of Wisconsin on January 28th. Ross spoke on "The Voting Rights Act: Historical and Contemporary Developments."
Ross' work includes promoting the equal and active participation of all African-American voters in the democratic process.
LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill joined MSNBC's The Reid Report today with host Joy-Ann Reid to discuss Loretta Lynch's Senate confirmation hearings. Up for discussion were Loretta Lynch's stance on voter ID laws, waterboarding and the current state of law enforcement.