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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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Replying to @TMI_LDF: No one should fear for their life during a traffic stop. Reimagining public safety means limiting interactions with armed poli…

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No one should fear for their life during a traffic stop. Reimagining public safety means limiting interactions with armed police officers, and we can start with traffic enforcement.

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Replying to @NewsHour: TONIGHT: “American Reckoning – A PBS NewsHour Special Report” examines the economic and racial history that led to a divided…

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On #MLK's birthday, we remember the words he wrote in “Letter from Birmingham Jail."

“[W]e have not made a single gain in civil rights without determined legal and nonviolent action.”

Dr. King laid the foundation, and we will continue to build upon it as we fight for equality.

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TONIGHT: “American Reckoning – A PBS NewsHour Special Report” examines the economic and racial history that led to a divided country, the impact of President Trump’s rhetoric, and the next steps for the nation to heal from the attack on the Capitol.

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“It is crucial that a new grand jury be empaneled to consider all relevant evidence and potential criminal charges which your office’s prosecution team denied to the first grand jury.” - @Sifill_LDF

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The South, where a majority of Black Americans live & where racial inequality remains deeply entrenched, is uniquely in need of add'l civil rights attorneys to work alongside community leaders & activists to bring about transformational change. You can be one of them. #YesYou

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Replying to @Sifill_LDF: An honor shared with my exceptional, superb colleagues at the @NAACP_LDF & the many other civil rights attorneys who stood…

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Congratulations to President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF on being named @AmericanLawyer's 2020 Attorney of the Year! This prestigious award reflects her tireless and inspiring leadership. #TALAwards

An honor shared with my exceptional, superb colleagues at the @NAACP_LDF & the many other civil rights attorneys who stood tall in the fight for justice and equality in 2020. Thank you @AmericanLawyer!

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Replying to @JNelsonLDF: A little note on the amazing woman who leads @NAACP_LDF: "Sherrilyn Ifill helps people see in their own mind’s eye this pic…

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A little note on the amazing woman who leads @NAACP_LDF: "Sherrilyn Ifill helps people see in their own mind’s eye this picture that up until then didn’t exist. She’s not just a visionary but one who brings people along to see that vision with her.” @Sifill_LDF

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"I am excited and thrilled to have been selected by The American Lawyer as Attorney of the Year for 2020. I am privileged to lead the most wonderful, dedicated, and brilliant cohort of attorneys, I think, in this country." --@Sifill_LDF

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BREAKING: We just filed an amended complaint to our lawsuit challenging President Trump's Executive Order banning diversity training and added @theaaaed as a plaintiff.

We will continue to fight this anti-truth, anti-diversity EO.

Replying to @JNelsonLDF: ICYMI. We are not relenting. The #TrumpTruthBan targeting race & gender diversity in the workplace is a dangerous vestige o…

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Replying to @CNN: The uncle of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man who was shot seven times by a White police officer in Kenosha, says last week's…

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The uncle of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man who was shot seven times by a White police officer in Kenosha, says last week's violent mob that breached the US Capitol reminded him that Americans live "under two justice systems."

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There's no denying what we know to be true. If the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol had been Black, the response from police would have been dramatically different.

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During the @AJCGlobal Racial Justice Forum on Voting Rights and Election Integrity, @JNelsonLDF reminds us that white supremacy has always been the weight that has kept this country from soaring to its highest heights. "This is not about party, it is about principle."

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Replying to @Gothamist: Report: NY AG Letitia James Will Sue NYPD To Install Federal Monitor

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Report: NY AG Letitia James Will Sue NYPD To Install Federal Monitor

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"The Senate must uphold its obligation to protect and defend our democratic values, and strip Mr. Trump of the presidency before he causes any further damage to our institutions, our lives, and our welfare." --@Sifill_LDF

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Replying to @nytimes: Breaking News: A House majority voted to impeach President Trump a historic second time. He is charged with “inciting violence…

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Breaking News: A House majority voted to impeach President Trump a historic second time. He is charged with “inciting violence against the government.”

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In the latest episode of Black Lawyers Speak, @JNelsonLDF joins the UnCommon Law podcast to discuss the issue of diversity in the federal judiciary. The Trump administration's appointment of mostly white males will have a long-lasting impact on our courts.

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ICYMI. We are not relenting. The #TrumpTruthBan targeting race & gender diversity in the workplace is a dangerous vestige of his toxic presidency. Our formidable plaintiffs @NatUrbanLeague & @natfairhouse have been joined by @theaaaed in our fight to hold #EO13950 unconst’l.

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From the COVID-19 pandemic, to a summer of activism, to an election fraught with issues, 2020 was filled with unprecedented challenges & renewed vigor for addressing systemic injustice. Over the next 4 days, we’re looking back at 2020. #YearInReview

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