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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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The Freedom Ride bus is rolling into Nashville today for a series of events kicking off at First Baptist Church Cap… https://t.co/OBF0jlYtvXLearn about the legacy of the Freedom Ride movement by joining @BlackVotersMtr founders TODAY for a virtual screeni… https://t.co/NOEMqjrtbBThank you @UzoAduba for being a part of our #Juneteenth celebration! https://t.co/ahvyPo0SlFThank you Birmingham, Alabama for spreading love and building power with us today! Rain or shine, our folks still s… https://t.co/BUSjjWBIpH
Retweeted by Legal Defense Fund#FreedomRide2021 heads to Nashville today! You won't want to miss the “I am a Man,” celebration of Black fatherhood… https://t.co/TGs8d8pukc#ICYMI: @Sifill_LDF joined @TheRevAl on @PoliticsNation to discuss #Juneteenth, voting rights, and the need for the… https://t.co/Gr0jiMP1eZTo honor #Juneteenth, @atlasobscura has published a series celebrating how food has been a tool for Black liberatio… https://t.co/YUz4EUKdgh
6/20
2021
We had a great time in Mississippi! Thank you to the community for coming out! A great day of voter education, pass… https://t.co/1ozopDErlB
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundWe need urgency. This disenfranchisement is undercutting our entire democracy—it is not just about harm to Black pe… https://t.co/VODF1C5NaK“This current effort to limit our freedom is as much expressed in voter suppression legislation, in police brutalit… https://t.co/yJp8IA95fl“There is a concerted effort to silence and suppress the truth about our history at the same time we get this bill… https://t.co/y0qoyvIO76.@Sifill_LDF examines the conflict around #Juneteeth becoming federal holiday—while we wait for legislation that wi… https://t.co/o9DZknIr52STARTING NOW 👇🏾 https://t.co/CQJ2T18Z5nLIVE: @Sifill_LDF joins @TheRevAl at 5 PM ET on @PoliticsNation to discuss the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act… https://t.co/Rhsat3GZ8RLearn about the legacy of the Freedom Ride movement by joining @BlackVotersMtr founders on June 20 for a virtual sc… https://t.co/nxDczh2qTsThank you @AudraEqualityMc for being a part of our celebration of Black joy this #JuneTeenth2021 https://t.co/PhsthaVWVPThank you Mississippi for a great start to #JuneTeenth2021 🚨ALABAMA, we’re headed your way! Meet us at Birmingham… https://t.co/0eafOOpzgL
Retweeted by Legal Defense Fund"We commemorate #Juneteenth as a time to celebrate Black joy and to honor Black resilience as we remember the liber… https://t.co/fObUiguaMkThe Freedom Ride makes its second stop today @bhamcivilrights. Civil rights foot soldiers, spoken word artists, a… https://t.co/tMugiC0yboTUNE IN: Today at 5 PM ET, @Sifill_LDF joins @TheRevAl on @PoliticsNation to discuss the status of the George Floyd… https://t.co/VFafbHzDaJ🚨MORNING MISSISSIPPI! HAPPY JUNETEENTH! Due to inclement weather, we had a sudden event change! Meet The Blackest… https://t.co/xeGFcijyUK
Retweeted by Legal Defense Fund“On #Juneteenth, the word that always seems to creep most into my heart and my soul is gratitude. Gratitude to my a… https://t.co/JOVcQX61c1"Freedom to me means that all of who you are can be lived without consequence, and that you needn’t be measured aga… https://t.co/GsCRUw3CYZToday, @BlackVotersMtr's Freedom Ride for Voting Rights, which continues the tradition of the original Freedom Ride… https://t.co/zPOZu1QasB#FreedomRide21 is kicking off today, #Juneteenth! Learn how you can join the movement to honor the 60th anniversary… https://t.co/YYXrhSN9GeLegislators in 48 states have introduced 389 voter suppression bills this year. These bills are a direct threat to… https://t.co/YGqmX6hMfKThank you @NAACP_LDF for this #JuneTeenth2021 video that is bursting with #blackjoy. https://t.co/Bv7TxzqcPE
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6/19
2021
As Jim Crow-era laws are cropping up across the nation, @BlackVotersMtr’s Freedom Ride is moving across the South t… https://t.co/kjgawktuN1#Juneteenth is about ✅ Black Joy ✅ Black Courage ✅ Black Love ✅ Black History ✅ Black Liberation… https://t.co/SRyqwJ7yt1We asked our community to share videos, photos or words that express what #Juneteenth means to them. Those expressi… https://t.co/tGhDLtPrsWWhile Juneteenth has been recognized as a federal holiday, states are passing laws to ban honest discussions about… https://t.co/YguFWXRVv7The original Freedom Riders join #FreedomRide2021 for a special event commemorating their bold and historic actions… https://t.co/b0NlIW7R05#Juneteenth is a reminder of the power of truth telling. Hear more from Janai Nelson (@JNelsonLDF), Associate Dire… https://t.co/BgsBJ0rbMi
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Retweeted by Legal Defense FundThe American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, the Association of American… https://t.co/xiKdOAWx88#Juneteenth is about freedom, joy & resilience. We want to hear your Juneteenth stories! Participate in our visua… https://t.co/gIrKJZG0XrThe @BlackVotersMtr Freedom Ride for Voting Rights gets on the road today with a pre-launch in New Orleans at New Z… https://t.co/Xfz9p0ZnoIVoter suppression must end. Call your senators at (202) 224-​3121 and tell them to pass this version of the… https://t.co/mJyUOR4j3ABut not a watered-down version of the #ForThePeopleAct. We need the version that will put an end to: ☑️Hours-long… https://t.co/96xcgxHw3JTHREAD: In 2020, Black voters left no power on the table, fighting through intimidation, COVID-19, and other challe… https://t.co/rjioWcGJxM
6/18
2021
“Black communities disproportionately feel the pain of police violence in America and for far too long our federal… https://t.co/VGMW1wdetJBREAKING: Civil rights leaders and the family of George Floyd demand that Congress address police accountability an… https://t.co/6NVNRevO5jOpal Lee, known as the Grandmother of #Juneteenth, has spent decades tirelessly working to make Juneteenth a nation… https://t.co/NP5Tzz0RjbBlack women have made historic gains in representation in public office, but they're also bearing the brunt of har… https://t.co/xbtTmUazCnAs #Juneteenth celebrations begin, Black voters face a rash of new laws in over a dozen states that threaten to und… https://t.co/QTGtaM0qac
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundHere's what you need to know about the effort to water down the #ForThePeopleAct: Any federal bill that doesn’t s… https://t.co/oYc1GJtvv0
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundAny version of the #ForthePeopleAct that does not protect safe, secure, and accessible vote by mail IS NOT A FIX. 3/5
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundAny version of the #ForthePeopleAct that doesn’t override state level restrictions that criminalize the act of prov… https://t.co/yNgPe6wE90
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundCall your Senator now to demand support for the #ForthePeopleAct in honor of #Juneteenth because there is no holida… https://t.co/LLOrvsFKlW
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundLDF's Manager of the Justice in Public Safety Project, @PuneetCheemaDC, will join a roundtable discussion on effort… https://t.co/2DO3H6cZYfThe Freedom Ride for Voting Rights kicks off soon! Join @BlackVotersMtr as they commemorate the 60th anniversary of… https://t.co/5sWMfVlDmy.@BlackVotersMtr Freedom Riders are traveling through the South to encourage Black voters to understand their power… https://t.co/hDfi3pViZD#Juneteenth is slated to be the first federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. https://t.co/yCk2KnMtE6This #Juneteenth, we’re celebrating Black joy, Black excellence, and Black liberation. Celebrate with us by sharing… https://t.co/JIu2X6vp0cBREAKING: US Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, rejecting an attempt to strike it down by Republican-le… https://t.co/ZqHFk1LVno
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundBaseball Reference, the go-to statistical site for baseball fans & reporters, has drastically expanded its accounti… https://t.co/dl5koOQYt5In a landmark decision #OTD in 1968, the United States Supreme Court held in Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. that Cong… https://t.co/wEYunUqKlSSix years after the Charleston church shooting, Mother Emanuel AME will hold a discussion on forgiveness, reconcili… https://t.co/H6RiWU9m9X#OTD in 2015, a shooter took the lives of nine African Americans during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel AME C… https://t.co/Svdr7waregThis #Juneteenth, we’re celebrating Black joy, Black excellence, and Black liberation. Celebrate with us by sharing… https://t.co/I9mFV8YaWpBREAKING: U.S. House, in 415-14 vote, passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. The bill now heads to Presi… https://t.co/Y7UXZjUZaP
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6/17
2021
We’re Ridin’ Out Again! Sixty years ago, the Freedom Riders rode buses to fight against segregation. We’re going on… https://t.co/fokdNFC0Bl
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundJuneteenth is a day to be unabashedly joyful in our Blackness. It’s a day where we can reflect on our past, present… https://t.co/WI7tD3xN5U“These bills are critical to expanding the right to vote, and to protecting the right to vote, and we really need t… https://t.co/FUNpnkAUeHIncluding trans lives in the efforts to reimagine public safety is a perfect marriage. Stonewall was led by Black a… https://t.co/l42fQIoClgLGBTQ+ and Black identity has always been policed. The individuals who live at the intersection of these identities… https://t.co/04Fe9RuOkwThis #Juneteenth, we’re celebrating Black joy, Black excellence, and Black liberation. Celebrate with us by sharing… https://t.co/AGV7c3KN58
6/16
2021
Jia Cobb and Myrna Perez have both been nominated for a seat on the federal bench. Both would bring much-needed pro… https://t.co/4WxghnJuks.@BlackVotersMtr Freedom Riders are traveling through the South to encourage Black voters to understand their power… https://t.co/Bb8dk4qBmW“GOP restrictive laws that suppress voting and undermine democracy are designed to maintain power that’s centered o… https://t.co/iUYI9exxshLift Every Voice is a collection of interviews with the oldest generation of Black Americans. They offer wisdom for… https://t.co/jHiFEbi7Nt#OTD in 1877, Henry Ossian Flipper became the first Black cadet to graduate from West Point. https://t.co/ancokqVdC6 https://t.co/oeBtT7zH46After facing threats and intimidation during the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath, and now the potentia… https://t.co/2GFK0jFV4U"With the Court’s decision, the 100:1 disparity will continue to have very real and deleterious consequences for ma… https://t.co/PbEkxmmsAk#Juneteenth is about freedom, joy & resilience. We want to hear your Juneteenth stories! Participate in our visua… https://t.co/JVTrJvIzjE#ICYMI: @JNelsonLDF joined @TheLastWord to discuss ongoing attacks on voting and democracy https://t.co/VIiBjfMsSj.@JNelsonLDF, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, tells @Lawrence that GOP restrictive laws… https://t.co/iOKgSfLxhE
Retweeted by Legal Defense Fund“Racism is a shape-shifter. This is an attempt to monopolize and eliminate democracy that is all a part of the same… https://t.co/jpHp7tHSH2“It is a deeply unfortunate result that really should be a welcome mat into our democracy, but instead is a slammed… https://t.co/gI2yKuxvRe“This particular wave of voter suppression laws seeks to do something more nefarious than what we have seen before.… https://t.co/Ghu9hvJYBGSTARTING NOW 👇🏿 https://t.co/Nsw8vNPotwTUNE IN: Associate Director-Counsel @JNelsonLDF joins @Lawrence TONIGHT at 10 PM ET on @TheLastWord to discuss the… https://t.co/JmF1fEZ9Pt
6/15
2021
"Judge Jackson’s diversity of professional experience, exemplary judicial record, and commitment to impartiality an… https://t.co/S9fqqdd0nUBREAKING: In a bipartisan 53-44 vote, the Senate has just confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Court o… https://t.co/Ge9Iu18WL3Thousands of U.S. teachers have signed a pledge that says, "We, the undersigned educators, refuse to lie to young p… https://t.co/Qr9Df3ZDmdPolice reform like ending qualified immunity “could’ve saved my brother's life &...the lives of so many others.”… https://t.co/i9odfW2O5o
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundDeputy Dir. of Litigation @ChrisKemmitt explains how qualified immunity represses the type of cases that would help… https://t.co/OQJh9lBpuO
6/14
2021
#OTD in 1967, President Johnson nominated LDF founder Thurgood Marshall to serve as Associate Justice on the Suprem… https://t.co/M77vnQtUBvThe event was co-sponsored by LDF; @CAJMrevolution; the North Charleston branch of the NAACP; @LCTakesAction; Charl… https://t.co/g8WqJXXK2BYesterday, North Charleston, South Carolina, residents came together to discuss the experiences they’ve had with lo… https://t.co/yIyoTvmGbyTraffic stops are a routine police practice, but with the rise in body cams and cell phone footage, people have beg… https://t.co/Xoe5kPL2oP#ICYMI: LDF President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF joined the @SquawkCNBC podcast to discuss what corporate Ame… https://t.co/AGq4WBQkWkAny telling of American history cannot fairly ignore that 177 of the country's 245 years -- 72% of its existence, a… https://t.co/NeskeyOrI3
6/13
2021
The #PulseNightClub shooting occurred as members of the LGBTQ+ community were celebrating the right to live with pr… https://t.co/l7cxo8IfYsLDF filed a historic brief in Loving v. Virginia, arguing that “state legislative power over marriages is not omnip… https://t.co/QkGEnVNb3nOn this #LovingDay, we celebrate the 1967 Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, which declared unconstituti… https://t.co/GlCyTfn2ybCivil rights leader Medgar Evers was killed in his driveway 58 years ago today at the age of 37. In December, his… https://t.co/6o7zMaS5y1.@SIfill_LDF on AG Garland’s remarks on voting rights: “We are encouraged that the Department of Justice is taking… https://t.co/q1gDLeMEJoThe #PulseNightClub shooting 5 years ago today was a tragic reminder of the ongoing and virulent prejudice against… https://t.co/J05ajZCm02Five years ago, 49 LGBTQ+ lives were lost in the #Pulse Nightclub shooting. Today, we honor their lives and stand b… https://t.co/9R3UQKzfw4
6/12
2021

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