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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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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

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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.

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#ICYMI: @Sifill_LDF appeared on the special edition of PBS Newshour, #AmericanReckoning, where she addressed the climate that led up to the attack on the Capitol and called out the inward white gaze that has dominated media.

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“There are many people…who also bear responsibility...They sit in newsrooms. They sit in C-suites of Fortune 500 companies. They sit in law offices. They sit in churches. They sit in the halls of Congress. They sit in statehouses." - @Sifill_LDF

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"The insurrectionists were there because the president of the United States lied to them, claiming that the election had been stolen and that Pence could save Trump’s presidency, and because he had demanded that they act."

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At least 13 off-duty law enforcement officials are suspected of taking part in the riot, a tally that could grow as investigators continue to pore over footage and records to identify participants.

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Replying to @stevenmazie: BREAKING: For the fourth time this week, the Supreme Court has voted 6-3 to clear the way for a last-minute federal execut…

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BREAKING: For the fourth time this week, the Supreme Court has voted 6-3 to clear the way for a last-minute federal execution before Trump leaves office. Justices Breyer and Sotomayor write dissents. Justice Kagan also notes her dissent.

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WATCH: @Sifill_LDF calls out the misguidedness of the white inward gaze that has dominated media when Black communities are actually at a much better vantage from which to understand American democracy.

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Important conversation with @stuartpstevens, George Packer & me, hosted by @JudyWoodruff tonight at 9pm. A @NewsHour special. #AmericanReckoning

Replying to @JudyWoodruff: “the through line here is race” says @Sifill_LDF of the root causes of the anger that led to the January 6th attack on th…

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"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."

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"The project of disenfranchising Black voters has metastasized across the country, and now people can understand it. But it needed to be listened to when it was being articulated long before 2019 and 2020."

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"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

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“the through line here is race” says @Sifill_LDF of the root causes of the anger that led to the January 6th attack on the US Capitol

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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.

Important conversation with @stuartpstevens, George Packer & me, hosted by @JudyWoodruff tonight at 9pm. A @NewsHour special. #AmericanReckoning

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Replying to @chrisgeidner: Tonight, the Trump administration is trying to carry out the last scheduled execution of this administration. Dustin Higg…

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Tonight, the Trump administration is trying to carry out the last scheduled execution of this administration. Dustin Higgs's execution is currently stayed, but DOJ is asking #SCOTUS to let them proceed tonight with killing Higgs.

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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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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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