Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) signed onto a letter with  the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 99 other civil rights organizations regarding the need to provide robust funding for the United States Postal Service (USPS). Nearly half of USPS employees are people of color, many of whom remain on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. USPS recently indicated that without proper funding, the services they provide will be at risk in September.

Read the joint 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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