LDF Sends Letter to Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston Regarding Ballot Access amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined the Christian Ministerial Alliance and the Arkansas Community Institute in sending a letter to Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston. The letter urged that ...

LDF’s Sherrilyn Ifill Sends Letter to US Conference of Mayors Calling for Halting of Utility Shutoffs and Evictions during COVID-19 Pandemic

Yesterday, the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), Sherrilyn Ifill, sent a letter to Tom Cochran, the CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors ...

Supreme Court Increases Burden for Claims of Race Discrimination Under Crucial Civil Rights Statute

Read a PDF of our statement here.

Today, the United States Supreme Court weakened a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, known as Section 1981, which requires that all citizens have the same rights to make and enforce contracts ...

A Message from LDF’s President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill on Our Work Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has caused profound anxiety and uncertainty throughout the United States. At the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), we are deeply committed to ensuring the health and safety of our families, colleagues, and communities. We ...

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