The Thurgood Marshall Institute complements LDF’s traditional litigation strengths by taking a multidisciplinary approach to advocacy: TMI tools include community organizing and targeted multi-year issue campaigns.

The Institute designs and executes targeted multi-year issue campaigns where we focus our resources on civil rights challenges in specific locations. We launched our first campaign, Policing Reform, in 2015. In 2018, we launched the Who is My DA? project to educate and empower communities on the importance of electing District Attorneys who will reform the criminal justice system.