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America's premier civil rights law organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, & public education. Established in 1940.
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Powerful words from our client on her fight to keep her son from being denied an education: "Hair discrimination is one of many manifestations of systemic racism in our society that has profoundly impacted Black people for centuries."
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Thurgood Marshall Institute 7h
Florida and South Carolina, you have an opportunity to TODAY! 🗳️
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The courts are already having an impact on this election. They could again on Election Day. LDF President & Director-Counsel joins to discuss the chilling missing pieces from last week’s Supreme Court voting opinions. via
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The Trump administration is actively undermining diversity and inclusion in the workplace. They are "trying to keep individuals from even expressing their thoughts..." --, Senior Counsel
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Black girls are five times more likely than white girls to be suspended and are uniquely harmed by racial and gender discrimination. Listen to our brave clients share their stories.
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"When I say we have white supremacy, I say it intentionally because I think we have failed to recognize the role of white supremacy in the voting context."-- joined & on their new podcast, .
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The world's largest international aid organization has been censored, putting at risk the effectiveness of its programs. The truth about people's lived experiences must not be erased. One of the many reasons we filed our lawsuit against the Administration.
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"[I]t’s virtually impossible to consider the major issues of our time — COVID-19 deaths, continuing economic fallout, inequality in education, and the fate of essential workers during the pandemic — without viewing them through the prism of race."
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MSNBC 18h
Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged with fatally shooting two protesters during demonstrations and unrest in Wisconsin following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, was ordered extradited to that state Friday.
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Sherrilyn Ifill 18h
Judge Sullivan demanded that the investigate what was seen in this video in the hearing this evening in our case challenging the practices that have delayed ballot delivery by the .
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Chris Rock 21h
Listen to the queen.
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. Read this thread from to understand how criminal justice reform is on the ballot this year. ⬇️
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Janai Nelson Oct 30
Thanks . It’s no time to pull punches. This EO offends free speech so wantonly there’s no other word for it but “authoritarian”.
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Legal Defense Fund Oct 30
"It's time for us to leave no power on the table." -- is rapidly approaching and it's your last opportunity to make your voice heard and impact your local community. That means making sure you're all the way down the ballot.
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Sherrilyn Ifill Oct 30
“The stench of political interference hovers over this case.” -lawyer for the family of about the DOJ’s inaction.
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Legal Defense Fund Oct 30
THREAD: dissects the president's Executive Order limiting the much-needed diversity training that applies to the federal workforce--including federal grant recipients. This is why we filed suit challenging it.
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Legal Defense Fund Oct 30
A federal judge has barred South Carolina election officials from rejecting mail-in ballots that have mismatched signatures without giving voters an opportunity to correct any errors.
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michaelharriot Oct 30
Alabama requires ID to vote. Curiously, the entire state’s Drivers License system crashed today
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Legal Defense Fund Oct 30
"We have received a significant number of complaints from voters that we categorize as aggressive electioneering that could in some cases be construed as intimidation." - If you have experienced this at the polls, please share it with us.
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Legal Defense Fund Oct 30
"You learn when you go to that part of your legacy is voter suppression." --Leah Aden, Deputy Director of Litigation For decades, students at Prairie View A&M have had their right to vote denied by voter suppression schemes in Waller County.
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