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Legal Defense Fund

America's premier civil rights law organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, & public education. Established in 1940.

NYC & DC

Joined on 24 March, 2010

http://www.naacpldf.org

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Monday night, the House is expected to officially transmit its Article of Impeachment to the Senate. On Tuesday, senators will be sworn in as members of the "Court of Impeachment." A summons would then be issued to former President Trump.

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Six years after Eric Garner was killed, NYPD cops are still being caught on camera using chokeholds with the tacit acceptance — and sometimes, explicit approval — of department leaders. The patrol guide provides no allowances for using the maneuver.

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Replying to @politico: State Republicans in deep-red states and battlegrounds alike are citing former President Donald Trump’s meritless claims of v…

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We are honored to have the support of Mrs. Cecilia Marshall, widow of LDF founder Thurgood Marshall, as we roll out the #MarshallMotleyScholars Program. This new investment in the South is a critical step in the fight for racial justice. Learn more: .

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State Republicans in deep-red states and battlegrounds alike are citing former President Donald Trump’s meritless claims of voter fraud in 2020 as an excuse to tighten access to the polls

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LDF Associate Director-Counsel @JNelsonLDF joined @ShelettaIsFunny today to discuss LDF's groundbreaking #MarshallMotleyScholars Program and the impact it will have on law students and the future of civil rights in the South.

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"72% of Black students take on student debt as compared to 56% of their white peers. Black women bear ... the most burden of any other group in this country as it comes to student debt."

Watch the full conversation with @JNelsonLDF & @IvetteF_News.

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WATCH: Tonight, LDF Associate Director-Counsel @JNelsonLDF joins @hari at 6 PM on @pbsnewshour to discuss our new #MarshallMotleyScholars Program and the impact it will have on the next generation of civil rights lawyers.

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.@JLee_LDF said LDF's lawsuit will go forward, for now, because it was important to ensure organizations suffer no adverse consequences from diversity practices they might have pursued while the order was in effect.

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The homeownership gap between Black and white families is wider today than it was in the 1960s, both because of structural barriers to homeownership and because the Great Recession, natural disasters, and COVID-19 have hit Black households hardest.

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Replying to @Sifill_LDF: Leanna Faye Crutcher (“Ma Crutcher”) was an extraordinary woman, mother, grandmother, wife, leader. A true “Mother of the M…

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Leanna Faye Crutcher (“Ma Crutcher”) was an extraordinary woman, mother, grandmother, wife, leader. A true “Mother of the Movement.” Her search for justice for her son #TerenceCrutcher and for Black ppl in Tulsa is a powerful inspiration for all who do this work.

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LDF's new #MarshallMotleyScholars Program will seed the South with 50 new civil rights attorneys over the next five years. You can be one of them. Learn more and apply at .

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“There was a goodness, a stillness, a sureness. He remained a civic leader. That’s very precious for our community. His voice remained strong, and his sense of public engagement remained strong throughout his life.” - @Sifill_LDF

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We're ready, once and for all, to call racial injustice a thing of the past. We need the next generation of legal minds to join us in the fight to dismantle systemic racism. Learn more about the #MarshallMotleyScholars program.

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Replying to @Sifill_LDF: Hank Aaron’s civil rights work recognized

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Hank Aaron’s civil rights work recognized

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“He’s someone who lived through the arc of an extraordinary period in American history ... That arc gave him a unique perspective and understanding of the forces that exist in this country that work against the promise of equality.” - @Sifill_LDF via @MLB

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Replying to @AP: BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says former President Trump's impeachment trial will start the week of Feb. 8. https…

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BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says former President Trump's impeachment trial will start the week of Feb. 8.

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Despite persistent threats white nationalist violence, law enforcement has exploited counterterrorism laws to target communities of color. There is no shortage of federal criminal statutes. We don’t need more.

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“When there are robust investigations, it sends a signal to other police departments of what will not be tolerated and what the standard should be for conduct.” @PuneetCheemaDC, LDF Justice in Public Safety Project Manager

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Today, we are proud to announce the groundbreaking #MarshallMotleyScholars Program, an innovative educational opportunity that will produce the next generation of civil rights attorneys in the South.

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