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Thank YOU for standing with LDF in 2014. If you contributed to our $250k Matching Gift Challenge, know that your gift has been doubled for twice the impact on #civilrights litigation and advocacy. Here’s to a New Year of justice for all.

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To commemorate the anniversary of Freedom Summer, Million Hoodies has launched their first-ever Power Summit in Philadelphia on June 13 and 14.

Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele, our Senior Organizer, will be the plenary speaker.

Power Summit is a two-day Freedom School for high school and college students to strategize and design action plans to address gun violence and criminal justice issues in their communities.

Registration is $25 and it closes at midnight on June 7. Get your tickets here: http://mhpowersummit.org/

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. today announced that Janai Nelson, a law professor and expert on election law and voting rights issues, has been named Associate Director-Counsel of the organization.

Ms. Nelson’s appointment marks a return to LDF, where she began as an NAACP LDF/Fried Frank Fellow in 1998, joined the staff as an assistant counsel in 2002, and served as director of LDF’s Political Participation Group from 2003 to 2005.

“We are thrilled to welcome Janai Nelson back to the LDF family in a new role that will take full advantage not only of her deep knowledge of voting rights and constitutional law but also her skills as an advocate and leader,” said Sherrilyn A. Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of NAACP LDF.  “I know that Janai will be a tremendous asset to LDF in continuing our precedent-setting legal and legislative advocacy as well as in advancing new strategic initiatives.”

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60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, we are still working towards racial integration in the classroom.
 
Stand with LDF in the fight against segregation.
 
Make a gift today: http://bit.ly/1o6ZIF3
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If you haven’t yet, please sign our pledge for educational opportunity in honor of the 60th anniversary of #BrownvBoard.
 
Equality at school will bring us closer to the promise of equality for all: http://bit.ly/RrmARO

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Educational equality makes our democracy stronger.

Stand up for opportunity in the classroom -- take the pledge for equal access in education today in honor of the 60th anniversary of #BrownvBoard: http://bit.ly/RrmARO
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Each civil rights case we win represents another brick strengthening the foundation of our democracy. Your gift today will help us fight for fair housing, educational opportunity, voting rights, and more: http://bit.ly/1gGLHdK
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Discriminatory voting changes are not going unchallenged! Please share our infographic on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest....(what else is missing?) Thanks!
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