LDF Issues Statement on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination to the United States Supreme Court

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Today, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court: ...

Voting Rights Coalition Sends Letter to Escambia County Officials on the Need for more Early Voting Sites and Drop Boxes

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), sent a letter to the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections urging him to add additional early voting sites and drop boxes in Black communities. Over ...

LDF Issues Statement in Response to President Trump’s Executive Order

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This week, President Trump issued an “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” that takes aim at federal agencies, grant programs, and contractors – forbidding them from engaging in programs and trainings that promote ...

Civil Rights Leaders Issue Statement on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy and the Supreme Court’s Critical Role in Protecting Civil Rights

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Today, as the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in repose at the nation’s highest court, leading national racial justice organizational leaders issued a joint statement on her legacy and the critical ...

LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill Highlights Ways DOJ Has Failed its Mandate in House Judiciary Testimony

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This morning, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. The hearing focused ...

Grand Jury Fails to Indict Three Louisville Metro Police Department Officers for Killing of Breonna Taylor; Indicts One Officer for Wanton Endangerment in Shooting into Neighboring Apartment

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Today, a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, indicted only one of the three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor more than six months ago. None of the officers were charged for killing ...

Civil Rights Coalition Sends Letter to House and Senate Education Committees Requesting Sufficient Targeted Education Funding

Today, a Civil Rights Coalition including the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc (LDF) sent a letter to the House and Senate Education Committees asking them to ensure that learning can continue, especially for ...

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