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
Systemic racism remains a deeply ingrained part of American life, with widespread & far-reaching consequences, & there is a growing need for lawyers to help combat it. In two days, you can begin the journey to serve the South in the fight for racial justice and equality. #YesYou
In light of the recent termination of officers involved in the fatal shooting of #BreonnaTaylor, LDF has sent a formal request to AG Cameron to appoint special prosecutor & empanel a new grand jury to investigate whether they should be criminally charged.
"It's true that we came through the election, and frankly it's still early days to know how much power Donald Trump will have. But, it is also true that it was late and a very near thing, and we are still on tenterhooks about what's going to happen over the next week."
"We are a multi-racial democracy, and Black people have important information to share with you because we get to see the democracy from the place where it is weakest, of where it is not working, of where it is broken, of where there are cracks." --@Sifill_LDF
Tune in tonight to the @NewsHour special, American Reckoning. @Sifill_LDF will be featured alongside other notable guests to discuss how our nation got to this current moment and the reckoning that must happen to address systemic issues.
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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