Civil Rights Groups: Electoral Count Act Reform is Necessary; Congress Must Also Address Racial Discrimination in Voting 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mattie Goldman, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, goldman@civilrights.org Lacy Crawford, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, lcrawford@lawyerscommittee.org  Chris Ford, The Legal Defense Fund (LDF), media@naacpldf.org  Rotimi Adeoye, ...

LDF Issues Statement on President Biden’s Proposed Additional Funding for Law Enforcement

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On Thursday, President Biden revealed the Safer America Plan, which includes important support for community-led crime prevention and intervention, increased law enforcement accountability, sentencing reform, and gun violence abatement. The plan also includes support for ...

Federal Court Strikes Down Texas’ Election Law Provisions Restricting Assistance for Limited English-Speaking and Disabled Voters

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A federal court has struck down provisions of Texas’ election law, S.B. 1, that illegally restrict necessary assistance to limited English-speaking voters and voters with disabilities. Last week, Texas officials declined to appeal this ruling. This means ...

Georgians Call for Immediate End to Ban on Line-Relief in Preliminary Injunction Hearing

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Voters and voting rights groups asked the court to halt a portion of Georgia’s anti-voter law that criminalizes Georgians handing food, water, or other relief to those waiting in long voting lines.  ATLANTA – TODAY, ...

Nikole Hannah-Jones Reaches Settlement Agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Despite her exceptional and exemplary journalism credentials and having received a faculty recommendation of tenure for the Knight Foundation-endowed Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones was effectively and discriminatorily denied tenure in 2021 by the University of North Carolina ...

New Report: Human Rights Violations in Prisons Throughout Southern United States Cause Disparate & Lasting Harm in Black Communities

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Yesterday, the Southern Prisons Coalition, a group of civil and human rights organizations, submitted a new report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination on the devastating consequences ...

LDF Sends Letter in Support of the Nomination of Judge J. Michelle Childs to Serve as a Federal Judge

Today, LDF sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in support of the nomination of Judge J. Michelle Childs to serve as a judge on the Court ...

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