(Washington, DC) - Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the principle that states count every resident when apportioning legislative districts to ensure equal access to representation. The case, entitled Evenwel vs. Abbott, involves a sweeping attempt to redefine how states undertake redistricting and threatens to confer second-class status on millions of persons in our country.
Fayette County, Georgia – On Tuesday, voters in District 5, a remedial majority-Black district, took to the polls in a special election to fill the seat vacated by the first Black County Commissioner, Pota Coston, elected in 2014 to represent District 5. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), congratulates Fayette County on a fair electoral outcome that affirms that district-based voting should be implemented as the method for electing candidates in all special and general elections for the County Commission and School Board in Fayette.
As part of the ACSblog's 2015 Constitution Day Symposium, Victorien Wu wrote a blog post regarding LDF's efforts to vindicate the fundamental right to vote of Black voters in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.