LDF Statement on Inflammatory Language from US Court of Appeals Nominee Neomi Rao

Buzzfeed News today reported on inflammatory language from US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit nominee Neomi Rao’s collegiate writing. Rao is nominated for a lifetime appointment on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. ...

LDF Sends Letter to Huntsville Alabama City Leaders Over Fair Representation for Black Voters on School Board

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter to the presidents of Huntsville, Alabama's City Council and Board of Education urging them to alter Huntsville’s district configuration, which currently denies ...

Sherrilyn Ifill and Academy-Award Winning Writer-Director Barry Jenkins Explore Beale Street Narratives

Beale Street x LDF: A Conversation We were thrilled to partner with Annapurna Pictures for a screening and discussion with Academy Award-winning film writer-director Barry Jenkins of his latest film, If Beale Street Could Talk, ...

LDF Encourages New York Legislature to Make Voting Rights a Priority in 2019

As part of the New York Voting Rights Consortium, a group of leading local and national voting-rights advocates, LDF wrote to leaders of the NY State Legislature today to strongly encourage the adoption of five ...