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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses Justice Department's Criminal Justice Reforms Recommendations on The Take Away3/03/15
Justice Department Taskforce Recommends Criminal Justice Reforms
Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, says it often seems like police departments are at war with communities. She welcomes the reforms being recommended by the DOJ.
LDF's Statement on Proposed Recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing3/02/15
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. is encouraged by the recommendations for police reform outlined in the report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which was released today. The Task Force, established by Executive Order in December 2014, was created to identify best practices and offer recommendations on how policing practices can build public trust and promote effective crime reduction.
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act at the US Mission to the United Nations
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund is deeply saddened by the passing of Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, the former president of Notre Dame University and trusted civil rights advisor to several U.S. presidents. Father Hesburgh died Thursday, February 27th, in South Bend, Indiana at age 97.
LDF Applauds Today's Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Send Nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General to the Senate for Final Vote2/26/15
On November 8, 2014, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be the nation's 83rd Attorney General. If confirmed, Lynch would be the nation's first African-American woman to head the Justice Department.