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The Power of Now
Fight for the right to vote
Democrats are suing to roll back Republican voting restriction laws, filing suits in Wisconsin, Ohio and other key 2016 states. Marc Elias, campaign attorney for Hillary for America, and NAACP Legal Defense Fund [President and Director-Counsel] Sherrilyn Ifill have more.
Legal Defense Fund Boosts Grants in Law Student Scholarship Program
"The boost in dollar amount represents “a big leap forward,” said Joon Bang, [LDF] manager for programs. “We recognize that education costs are rising, and we want to make sure our scholars are on the path to pursue racial justice. We want to support the next generation of civil rights leaders.”
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Today the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed the right of job seekers to be free of discrimination in hiring. Declaring that “[a]n employer may not make an applicant’s religious practice, confirmed or otherwise, a factor in [an] employment decision,” the Supreme Court rejected apparel chain Abercrombie & Fitch’s claim that it had the right to deny employment to an otherwise qualified Muslim applicant because she wore a hijab. In this case, EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie & Fitch claimed that the head scarf violated its dress code.
What Obama's New Military-Equipment Rules Mean for K-12 School Police
"I definitely think it's a step in the right direction," Janel George, senior education policy council at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund tells Rolling Stone. "It does show that the administration, particularly the local law enforcement equipment working group, heard our concerns."
Janai Nelson Gives Keynote Address at the International Social Movements Gathering on Water and Affordable Housing in Detroit5/29/15Related Case or Issue: