When he died in 2003, the Laredo Morning News recalled, "Tijerina traveled to New York to get advice from Jack Greenberg, then the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Legal Defense and Education Fund
. With the help of the NAACP, he wrote a proposal to the Ford Foundation, which told him they only funded national organizations."
Ford Foundation grants in 2005 to groups involved in this year's demonstrations include $350,000 to the Center for Community Change, $130,000 to the Northern California Grantmakers, $1,000,000 to the Migration Policy Institute, and two grants totaling $1,700,000 to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
"The Maine law is a terrific victory," says Michael Silveman, an advocate in the case against Advantage Security and executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
, "and it goes to prove a point.
Power Play: One of a handful of black women who head the legal departments of major corporations, Mayes also serves as president of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund
In addition to Americans United, other groups joining the brief are the American Civil Liberties Union, People For the American Way Foundation and the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
, the oldest and largest lesbian and gay legal organization, honored Bill T.
The six couples in this case are represented by Honolulu co counsels Dan Foley and Evan Wolfson, whose respective services have been provided through the Hawaii Equal Rights Marriage Project and the Marriage Project of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Cannon's relationship with the "Reconquista Lobby"--foundation-funded, open-borders groups like the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund
(MALDEF) and La Raza--is close kindred to treason.
"We are in a transitional period, moving from a situation where same-sex couples had no rights to, hopefully, a situation where we'll have equal rights," said Jon Davidson, senior counsel at Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
"To the degree that we're able to successfully defend these programs, this is probably the best legally defensible program that could be developed," says Anthony Robinson, president of the Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense and Education Fund
Cannon is the same individual who received the 2002 "Excellence in Leadership Award" from the radical Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Hoping to force a showdown, NCLR, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
, and the American Civil Liberties union filed a Lawsuit on March 12 challenging the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex marriage.