In a letter detailing the intimidation experienced by one of LDF’s own attorneys, who was engaged in non-partisan poll-watching during the primary, LDF contacted the Alabama Secretary of State expressing concerns over potential voter intimidation and called on him to reach out to county election officials in advance of Election Day to ensure all poll workers are properly trained and aware of the laws governing voting rights.

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.