Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined National Action Network, Conference of National Black Churches, and other civil rights groups and Black clergy members in calling on congressional leaders to ensure that state and local governments have the resources they need to support communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter sent to congressional leadership makes it clear that funding should not be used as a bargaining chip to aid corporations and put employees at risk. Read the full letter here.



Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization. LDF has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights. LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative hub within LDF that launches targeted campaigns and undertakes innovative research to shape the civil rights narrative. In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or LDF.


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