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West Philadelphia Protestors v. City of Philadelphia

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | case-issue

On July 14 2020 the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the Abolitionist Law Center, and the law firm of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of residents in a predominantly Black neighborhood in West Philadelphia, challenging the Philadelphia Police Department’s (PPD) excessive and unwarranted use of militaristic force during a […]

Wefwf

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | news

We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet: Why Disbanding the #ShamCommission Isn’t the End of the Fight

Friday, January 5, 2018 | news

President Trump has disbanded his sham voter fraud commission, citing lawsuits like the one LDF filed along with MALDEF and LatinoJustice/PRLDEF as an overwhelming reason. This is certainly a victory, but it’s important to know that we are not out of the woods yet. In our complaint, we expressly alleged that the Commission had plans to […]

We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet: Why Disbanding the #ShamCommission Isn’t the End of the Fight

Thursday, January 5, 2017 | ldf-perspectives

by Melanie Newman, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Chief Public Engagement and Communications Strategist President Trump has disbanded his sham voter fraud commission, citing lawsuits like the one LDF filed along with MALDEF and LatinoJustice/PRLDEF as an overwhelming reason. This is certainly a victory, but it’s important to know that we are not out of the […]

We the People: 150th Anniversary of the 14th Amendment

Friday, March 23, 2018 | ldf-events

April 23rd, 2018 Presented in Partnership by: The Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. & The National Constitution Center   Amendment XIV to the U.S. Constitution SECTION 1 All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States […]

Wayman F. Smith

Friday, March 30, 2018 | board-of-directors

Water/Color: A Study of Race and the Water Affordability Crisis in America’s Cities

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | issue-report

We cannot talk about the water affordability crisis without centering the conversation on its disproportionate racial impact,” said Low-income families of color are being forced out of their homes because of rapidly rising water prices. Although there have been important strides in recognizing that access to water is a human right, few studies have explored […]

Water Shutoffs and, Likely, Controversy to Resume

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | news

Detroit’s bankruptcy judge is being asked to extend a moratorium on water shut-offs scheduled to resume Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund are consulting on a motion filed Sunday asking U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes to block the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department from resuming the shutoffs. A month ago, human […]

Watch: Civil Rights Leaders Call For National Day Of Mourning; Demand Federal Action To Reform Police

Monday, June 1, 2020 | news

  The leaders of this virtual press conference and their organizations are: Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Sherrilyn Ifill, […]

WATCH: Baltimore Town Hall on Policing Reforms

Thursday, September 8, 2016 | news

UMB-NAACP Legal Defense Fund Town Hall on Policing Reform in Baltimore Last night, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) co-sponsored a community town hall on policing reform with the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law to begin to answer a tough question: how to […]

Watch the Impact of the Brown Decision

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | page

Together We Can End Inequality    The PBS series “The Supreme Court” looks at the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education:  

Watch the 2013 National Equal Justice Award Dinner videos

Friday, November 15, 2013 | news

Filmmaker Charles Nuckolls‘ film about LDF’s work over this past year premiered at our annual National Equal Justice Dinner. In particular, it highlighted our ongoing work to protect all Americans’ right to vote. In the film, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King, Rep. John Lewis, and Rep. Joaquin Castro all offered testimony on behalf of LDF’s efforts. [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN0W2IlX4OY […]

Washington Post’s Wonkblog Covers Sherrilyn Ifill’s Remarks on Poverty and Housing

Saturday, April 12, 2014 | news

In a column for The Washington Post’s popular “Wonkblog,” Emily Badger covers Sherrilyn Ifill‘s remarks at a recent discussion at the Economic Policy Institute on housing and poverty. “The most important fact we rarely admit in talking about segregation and poverty” highlights Sherrilyn’s thesis that “when it comes to housing and race, there really is no such […]

Washington Post: Voter fraud fears become the latest partisan issue

Friday, October 29, 2010 | news

On Election Day, voters standing in line to cast their ballots in Harris County, Tex., will be treated to a cool drink courtesy of a group called "the lemonade brigade." But the group has another motive – curbing voter fraud. It is one of several Republican and tea party-affiliated groups across the country who are […]

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