The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread, state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has always been transformative: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.
Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. Working in four inter-related focus areas—Political Participation, Criminal Justice Reform, Economic Justice, and Education Equity— LDF seeks to:
- Achieve full African American civic engagement and participation in the democratic process.
- Diminish the role of race in the criminal justice system.
- Increase fairness and African American participation in all aspects of economic life.
- Afford greater access to racially integrated, high quality public education for students of color and eliminate racial disparities in education.
On September 19, I will be participating in Norton Rose Fulbright's annual global charitable initiative by running a 5K in Houston. I am running to raise money for the NCAAP Legal Defense Fund (LDF).
LDF is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 80 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.
Please contribute to this cause. I will also be looking for people to hand me water as this New Yorker might not be ready for a 5K in Houston's heat!
|Donor||Donation Amount||Donation Date||Comment|
|Alexandria Seavey||$150.00||9/28/2021||Congratulations! Thank you for participating in the Run Houston! For A Cause program.|
|Peter Poser||$100.00||9/17/2021||Great cause. Stay safe!|
|Howard Seife||$200.00||9/17/2021||Are you running or riding your Peloton? Good luck!|
|Scott D Berson||$100.00||9/17/2021|
|Jacinta Fernandes||$30.00||9/16/2021||You finish the race Emily! So happy to be a part.|
|Sheila Pender||$52.50||9/16/2021||Run Emily Run!|
|David Burton||$200.00||9/15/2021||Emily, thank you for running for this excellent cause.|
|A Collin Biddle||$25.00||9/15/2021|
|Susan Mercedes||$50.00||9/14/2021||Glad to have some NY representation in the great state of Texas!|
|Pamela Block||$50.00||9/14/2021||You got this! Have a great race.|
|Timothy Montague||$52.50||9/13/2021||Run like the wind!|
|Glenna Wiseman||$50.00||7/9/2021||Go Emily!|
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