LDF Testifies Before NYC Human Rights Commission In Support of Rule to Strengthen Ban on Hair Discrimination

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Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) testified before the New York City Commission of Human Rights in support of a proposed rule that would further clarify covered entities’ obligations to protect ...

LDF Partners with BIPOC Artists to Launch “They Can’t. We Can.” Voting Campaign Honoring Victims of Police Violence

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Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) launched the “They Can’t. We Can.” voting campaign honoring victims of police violence and others whose lives were senselessly taken in racially-motivated crimes. The campaign ...

LDF Responds to Supreme Court Decision to Halt Census Count

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Trump Administration’s request to immediately stop the 2020 Census count, suspending a lower court’s order that the administration keep the response period open through the end of October. ...

LDF Objects to the Confirmation of Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Releases Report Outlining Objection

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Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) announced its objection to the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the ...

LDF Responds to DOJ Lawsuit Against Yale Regarding Race-Conscious Admissions Process

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Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against Yale University after the school refused to refrain from considering race in its 2020-21 admissions cycle and to seek prior approval from DOJ before ...

Civil Rights Groups Urge Barr to Protect Voters from White Supremacist Threats at the Polls

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 56 other national and state organizations urging U.S. Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher ...

LDF Clients Testify at Philadelphia City Council Hearing About Police Violence Employed Against Residents of a Predominantly Black Neighborhood

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Today, several NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) clients testified before the Philadelphia City Council’s Public Safety Committee regarding their experiences with excessive and unwarranted militaristic force from Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) police ...

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