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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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We are excited to partner with @NAACP_LDF and @UCILaw to present “From Police Reform to a New Public Safety Model:… https://t.co/RIzfXCmjeR
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundThree years ago, a horrific attack by a white supremacist killed #HeatherHeyer and injured over 20 protestors. Afte… https://t.co/QbvTRGob4b @quayaustralia @lizzo @866OURVOTE Thank you so much for your support! ⚖️"...the noblest moments are when the Court can gather itself to speak into those moments in a way that speaks into… https://t.co/H8hZFyTInj#ICYMI: @Sifill_LDF joined @StrictScrutiny_ to discuss the Supreme Court's disturbing suggestions that it is "dista… https://t.co/rC95psglGIREAD: LDF Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson (@JNelsonLDF) in @law360. https://t.co/sWOcLzYtLh https://t.co/wuH3gHER2Q
8/12
2020
"Every time we see standards used under the Fair Housing Act, in this case disparate impact, weakened ... it also m… https://t.co/fEhptv2hzaLDF "on Monday filed a petition...asking that all of the judges on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reconsider… https://t.co/vwJtVyVR3O"...#SCOTUS made clear that federal anti-discrimination laws protect LGBTQ people. That empowers fed agencies to st… https://t.co/VcqhZr8jxfWith the effects of the pandemic impeding people's ability to access the ballot, we need to make sure the November… https://t.co/lsG0mJKpbrOn Monday, August 17 at 4pm EST, LDF, Center for Policing Equity, and @UCILaw will host an important event to unpac… https://t.co/R00bPyddcp🚨 Every Connecticut voter is allowed to vote by absentee ballot due to COVID-19 concerns under EO 7MMM. Don’t forg… https://t.co/XY0tmewzR6#Louisiana voters, TODAY is the last day to request a mail-in ballot. Check if you qualify to #VoteByMail at… https://t.co/XNec2otAaS#Georgia, VOTE TODAY! Find out where to vote and what is on the ballot in your community at https://t.co/Hm7TrzMfbLhttps://t.co/o8d4ALuS7iThank you @GovNedLamont for issuing Executive Order 7MMM in response to the letter from LDF & @NHLAA. This EO will… https://t.co/GPaocsRH8AMI womxn of color are the face of #COVID and the economic crisis. Across age and racial groups, education levels, a… https://t.co/I0yRAQ1Slp
8/11
2020
“As long as this law is intact, Black and Latinx Alabamians will continue to be disproportionately excluded from th… https://t.co/L30fLFCdyvVoting by mail is the safest way to exercise your #RightToVote during the #COVID19 #Pandemic. #Louisiana voters, ch… https://t.co/6o355PYiFgIt's been six years since #MichaelBrown's death sparked a national outcry for justice and accountability. Six years… https://t.co/fhvlPlyyBu"In many ways, this is the moment we've been waiting for. This is the moment for which we laid a foundation, not kn… https://t.co/lY2TnBhNIOThank you @Sifill_LDF for calling me back to my first love six years ago. What a journey it’s been—and how wonderfu… https://t.co/9csRPbMUu8
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundMUST READ: ⁦@NAACP_LDF⁩ Associate Director-Counsel ⁦@JNelsonLDF⁩ on her decades-long commitment to civil rights, an… https://t.co/KRwkgIeY8K
Retweeted by Legal Defense Fund"We’re not asking these companies to become nonprofits and throw out their business models...We are asking them, as… https://t.co/zLzTIKC1KBRoughly 20% of students nationwide lack the internet access needed for remote learning. A disproportionate number o… https://t.co/xNKq7KuY80
8/10
2020
“President Trump’s Executive Order substitutes show for substance, leaving those facing the catastrophic upheaval o… https://t.co/X9v2GRQXEd
8/9
2020
Soon, Census Bureau enumerators will begin visiting homes to ensure a fair and accurate count. Here are some helpfu… https://t.co/YXAUSTl3usToday, LDF & @NHLAA sent a letter urging the CT Secretary of State to assure CT Voters that all can vote absentee d… https://t.co/rfeHkbUNlk
8/8
2020
"Braids are professional, that's all there is to it." Black reporters are celebrating their hair on-air. https://t.co/V8q1vLkiJT
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8/7
2020
LDF Senior Counsel @AjmelQuereshi on the rolling back of #fairhousing protections: It is "the latest in a long seri… https://t.co/EKBeSsgtIhJohn Lewis was instrumental in the passage of the Voting Rights Act. 55 years later, a key provision of the act has… https://t.co/v3xXur8Fq4Today is the 55th anniversary of the passage of the #VotingRightsAct. This year in Selma, I spoke about how we hono… https://t.co/GKWvPFRB1D
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundWe shouldn't have to choose between public health and a functioning democracy. The choices that elected officials m… https://t.co/CmSy51JvfiTODAY: Celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by taking action. Tell your senators to allocate $3.… https://t.co/2ktXshQYz9Voting by mail is the safest way to exercise your #RightToVote during the #COVID-19 #Pandemic. #Georgia voters, req… https://t.co/YcXIXlnLt3Rent is due & many families don't know how they're going to make payments amid #COVID19. The Senate's failure to ac… https://t.co/xFvmxOYjUOThe Senate's failure to act & prevent millions of people from being evicted in the middle of a pandemic is shameful… https://t.co/Vc31oaSz8g
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundAs families continue to battle the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, AL, LA, MS, and ND are actively shu… https://t.co/bSEzgtTAFT#DidYouKnow: The federal eviction moratorium under the #CARESAct expired on July 25, and due to lack of Senate lead… https://t.co/hYzo9B6sIETake a moment today on the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act to get in some good trouble, so… https://t.co/4gR1jfqaF8
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundIn March, at the 55th Selma Bridge Crossing, LDF President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF sounded the call for us… https://t.co/KDC8tm0XlR55 years ago, after foot soldiers including John Lewis marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and stared down viol… https://t.co/L4wlpRvBYS
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundToday, 55 years after the passage of the #VotingRightsAct, we still face rampant voter suppression. Today we must a… https://t.co/H1RbyTyZAiSoon, Census Bureau enumerators will begin visiting homes to ensure a fair and accurate count. Here are some helpfu… https://t.co/dMs8usjtBK#OTD the #VotingRights Act of 1965 was passed. Leaders like John Lewis shed blood, sweat, and tears as they marched… https://t.co/qI926CI3Gz"The question of opening schools—whether we should, and what will happen if we do—is a huge one...There are many, m… https://t.co/ofd3ogpnl2
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundIn July, almost 1/3 of households missed their housing payments & 1 in 5 renters was behind on rent. "The disapp… https://t.co/675kOHUl2A
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundJoin us TODAY, August 6th, at 2pmET for our last Focus on Justice webinar as journalist @brittanyagibson of… https://t.co/K9iR4QrAm8
Retweeted by Legal Defense Fund“‘You can’t open polling places if you don’t have poll workers.’” https://t.co/5aogHLfWzG
8/6
2020
"Race is a significant factor in who gets the death penalty in this country - race of the victim, but also the race… https://t.co/tuOGPwGikDProud to have been part of “Celebrating a Hero.” a wonderful tribute to #JohnLewis on @CBS. https://t.co/ThLgQyl7Rf
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Retweeted by Legal Defense FundOne of the most effective methods for preventing the spread of COVID-19 is hand washing. Imagine trying to fight a… https://t.co/6fLbGSRSHtOur country is experiencing massive job loss, but many states are still kicking families out of their homes. We nee… https://t.co/qhbmwfqQNIJohn Lewis never stopped believing that justice would prevail. "He was always strangely optimistic. I suppose if y… https://t.co/iqfEGPS2IfIn 10 minutes, tune into @CBSNews to watch today’s leaders honor Rep. John Lewis and his monumental legacy.… https://t.co/DkK8ICrkmz⁦.@LouisianaGov⁩ you must stop this. Your state is #1 in the country in per capita cases of COVID-19. You cannot al… https://t.co/XAmoq3PbFR
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8/5
2020
Soon, Census Bureau enumerators will begin visiting homes to ensure a fair and accurate count. Here are some helpfu… https://t.co/U1DSMDV9RdTONIGHT: Join us in honoring an American icon. Watch "John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero" at 10pm/9c on @CBS or strea… https://t.co/VSoLZx8Mh8
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundWith the #2020Census count efforts cut short by one month, now is the perfect time to fill out your census form. In… https://t.co/jfIGWfB4cbJuly marked the 4th month in a row that a historically high number of households couldn’t pay their full housing pa… https://t.co/6tcVsQAckaGeorge Floyd deserved more. Now, he deserves justice. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/ZhumqAzm4w
8/4
2020
Yes. We’re suing Louisiana again. Black voters have the right to vote safely during this pandemic. Here’s our compl… https://t.co/qsJohvIMy0
Retweeted by Legal Defense Fund📍We joined @NCBCP, @NatUrbanLeague, @NAACP_LDF, @NAACP, @civilrightsorg and others in calling for @senatemajldr to… https://t.co/F2SuCGDEAF
Retweeted by Legal Defense Fund"Many of the state’s 2.89 million registered voters will be forced to make an unconscionable choice between voting… https://t.co/1cISKcWlaBThe promise of full citizenship & equal voting rights remains unfulfilled for Black @PVAMU students in Waller Count… https://t.co/4RK3OiOvir
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundIf you have additional questions, please post them (by August 7) on IG, Facebook, or Twitter @NAACP_LDF and use the hashtag #LDFOfficeHours.
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundAs students begin their return to school, 16.9 million students and 8.4 million households lack internet access. A… https://t.co/FBADrnzZ0r
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundParents, there are so many things to consider when deciding whether to send our children back to school. This podc… https://t.co/6pTLwHa0Nd
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundThe Group Effort Initiative is designed to invest in the talent and creativity of any and all under-represented com… https://t.co/ZoJDefcTdj
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8/3
2020
Soon, Census Bureau enumerators will begin visiting homes to ensure a fair and accurate count. Here are some helpfu… https://t.co/NbgzzVTeD1
8/2
2020
#BREAKING: CPR joined by the mother of #RamarleyGraham & Elected Officials are holding a video press call announcin… https://t.co/61i3MW8tde
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundFifth-grade coder Ife Joseph “describes her app, ‘Mental Health for Social Justice,’ as a digital journal. ‘I was h… https://t.co/DNdFrXNQDWWe are honored to partner with @OWNTV on the @OwnVote voter access effort. With each vote, we wield the power to tr… https://t.co/uC6xjOLkmxHow do we ensure that a return to school doesn’t further exacerbate already present education inequities and create… https://t.co/FTHzPdgqpR
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundIt is happening. Trump is undermining one of the most important and cherished public institutions - the U.S. Postal… https://t.co/cHfot2BnwO
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundNext Tuesday, leaders like Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, and LDF President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF will shar… https://t.co/Lx6UHpvu2n“If you have to pay to acccess public school online, is it still public?” Systemic racism is chronic underfunding o… https://t.co/kbuo9v2xlI
Retweeted by Legal Defense Fund30% of households without access to high speed internet are Black. Without action by internet providers, millions o… https://t.co/EeBoYiAaP5
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundWe’re asking @GetSpectrum to ensure that every child in Mississippi has access to high speed internet for virtual l… https://t.co/2Qr0sPqNbc
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundThis is why @NAACP_LDF just sued the City of #Louisville. Protest is the lifeblood of democracy and we will not sit… https://t.co/nGi1bP9C5n
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundEducation equity demands technology equity. There’s no other way around it—and there’s no reason that a nation as r… https://t.co/qjDVwSndhO
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundIn #Philadelphia, where @comcast is headquartered, almost 40% of public school students did not attend online schoo… https://t.co/1vRq2MDe6Q
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundWe’re asking @CoxComm to ensure that every child has internet access for distance learning this school year. https://t.co/MYoCrGpZhZ
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundSoon, Census Bureau enumerators will begin visiting homes to ensure a fair and accurate count. Here are some helpfu… https://t.co/56HIclSMXGToday, on the day of Rep. John Lewis's homegoing, @NAACP_LDF and @ACLUofKY, along with @ecbawm are continuing his l… https://t.co/FL3WgaSa0C
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundIf companies like @Upstart are truly committed to ‘unlocking mobility and opportunity’ then they must stop using ed… https://t.co/mriWTP8rgk
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7/31
2020
This evening @NAACP_LDF , @ACLUofKY and @ecbawn filed suit against the City of Louisville for the brutal actions of… https://t.co/NwcnV1Bb7I
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundI'm proud to be working with @ashokgchandran, @AjmelQuereshi, @KristenJisHere, and our partners @ACLUofKY and… https://t.co/abo9TW0MAG
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundTODAY: LDF and @theSBPC sent a letter to Upstart detailing how the firm's algorithm likely violates the Equal Credi… https://t.co/IClsgAK6CT"It is unacceptable for police officers to brutalize anyone engaged in peaceful protesting. The LMPD’s use of force… https://t.co/fXQogZ0iKDBREAKING: People are in the streets demanding an end to police brutality and calling for accountability. In respons… https://t.co/1VKqyxENQXFact: Neither President Trump nor the DOJ has the authority to delay the election. As our champion of voting righ… https://t.co/lX9tY9vAFPBREAKING: We've called on internet providers to provide free high speed internet and computers to every family wit… https://t.co/V5oExsSSBZ
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundOver 1M LGBTQ+ people rely on Medicaid as their primary source of health insurance – but our courts have been packe… https://t.co/zBxSXwFmonMedicaid covers 25M women in the U.S. But this administration has repeatedly nominated judges who have fought to gu… https://t.co/Rjtt5JcMcQInternet service providers must do their part to end digital inequity and make sure that all students have the inte… https://t.co/K2wEXZoGrF
Retweeted by Legal Defense FundOn today’s 55th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, remember this: If you care about access to health care, you h… https://t.co/mZ5W3HhFHhThe end of the pandemic is nowhere in sight, yet governors are putting residents at increased risk by allowing evic… https://t.co/Ldf2GmjTsqAs students begin their return to school, 16.9 million students and 8.4 million households lack internet access. A… https://t.co/aeFRf45cUqIn Mississippi, where @GetSpectrum is the largest internet service provider, only 61% of households have access to… https://t.co/dBpwHkixaG
7/30
2020

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