LDF Requests Congressional Oversight on Changes to Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) submitted a letter asking Congress to exercise the full extent of its oversight authority in the face of proposed actions by the Trump Administration and the ...

Legal Team Representing Parents and Students in Baltimore Urge Kirwan Commission to Address Systemic Underfunding

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BALTIMORE –The legal team representing concerned parents and students in Baltimore City has written to members of the Kirwan Commission urging them to directly and fully address racial and wealth inequities. The Maryland Constitution requires ...

LDF Statement on the Police Killing of Atatiana Jefferson

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Atatiana Jefferson became another Black person to be inexplicably slain by police in their home when she was killed by a Fort Worth, Texas officer who had been summoned to the victim’s home in response ...

Black Voters Win Right to Elect Candidates of Their Choice as Court Approves Settlement in Pleasant Grove Voting Rights Case

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A federal court approved a final settlement between the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and the City of Pleasant Grove regarding its at-large method of electing its City Council, which plaintiffs alleged ...

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Inducts LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill

We are thrilled to share that our President and Director-Counsel, Sherrilyn Ifill, has been inducted into the 239th Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on October 12, 2019 for her extraordinary work ...

LDF Receives Transformational Grant

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NEW YORK—The Open Society Foundations (OSF) announced today it is awarding a $15 million grant to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) the nation’s first and foremost civil and human rights, law ...

LDF Requests Independent Investigation into Shooting Death of Joshua Brown

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is requesting an independent investigation of the shooting death of Joshua Brown.  Mr. Brown was a key witness in the trial of Amber Guyger, the former Dallas ...