The Indiana chapter of the NAACP is engaged in four lawsuits surrounding voter protections.
The NAACP hopes to replicate the program on a national scale.
The Calumet neighborhood in East Chicago is part of a federal toxic waste cleanup site contaminated with lead and arsenic.
The legal action was brought on behalf of Indiana’s NAACP and the League of Women Voters.
Groups worry hate crimes are underreported in the state, and call for hate crimes legislation.
The complaint challenges Indiana's law on the grounds that it violates the Voting Rights Act and places an undue burden on the right to vote.
Common Cause Indiana and local chapters of the NAACP say lack of access to early voting in Marion County violates the Voting Rights Act.
The NAACP and East Chicago residents are calling on the EPA for more resources as Administrator Scott Pruitt visits the lead-contaminated neighborhood.
Cornell William Brooks spoke about racial profiling and the ongoing fight for voting rights among minorities in the country.
The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Board already has organizations hoping to occupy the newly renamed Booker T. Washington Park Community Center.