Read a PDF of our statement here.

LDF Sends Letter to Alabama Secretary of State Identifying Voting Issues Observed During Special U.S. Senate Election

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter to the Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill today describing issues that LDF and our volunteers observed on the ground as part of our Prepared to Vote campaign during the December 12 Special U.S. Senate Election. We urge concrete action from the Secretary of State Merrill in response to each of the time-sensitive issues specified in the reports we received.

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 and 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.