LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill Calls on Congress to Strengthen Justice in Policing Act and Immediately Review Federal Funding to Police Departments

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Today, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), testified at the House Judiciary Committee’s Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability. Ms. Ifill made recommendations ...

Sherrilyn Ifill Testifies in Support of the Justice in Policing Act at the US House of Representatives

“You are required by history to meet this civil rights moment. It is a moment in which we have the chance to transform our approach to public safety, to recognize that most community conflicts do ...

Civil Rights Groups Demand Reform for Black and Latinx Students and Students with Disabilities Subject to Discriminatory School Discipline

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Today, several state and national civil rights groups sent a letter to Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) demanding changes to its discriminatory and exclusionary discipline policies before students return to school in the fall, ...

LDF Statement on Voting Irregularities in Today’s Georgia Primary Election

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Sherrilyn Ifill, the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., issued the following statement regarding the widespread voting delays and irregularities during today’s Georgia primary election. “Today’s primary election in ...

LDF Statement on the New York State Legislature’s Vote to Repeal 50-a

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Today, Katurah Topps, Policy Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), issued the following statement regarding the New York State Legislature’s vote to fully repeal Section 50-a of New York’s civil ...

Civil Rights Leaders’ Statement on Justice in Policing Act

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WASHINGTON — Leading national racial justice organizational leaders today issued a joint statement on the bicameral introduction of the Justice in Policing Act: “This nation is facing another crisis of police killing Black people. While ...

Janai Nelson Joins MSNBC’s Katy Tur to Discuss Derek Chauvin’s First Day in Court

Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel, joined MSNBC’s Katy Tur to discuss the charges against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police Officer responsible for the death of George Floyd.

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