Category Archives: Voting

Selma 52

NC NAACP president joins thousands in Selma on anniversary of march

North Carolina’s NAACP president joined thousands of people in Selma, Alabama Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the infamous march on Selma that occurred on this day 52 years ago. Doctor William Barber, Reverend Jesse Jackson and other civil rights activists gathered at the staging ground of the historic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Branch Election

After postponement, Jersey City NAACP to elect new president Wednesday

JERSEY CITY – The Jersey City branch of the NAACP will elect a new president tomorrow after an abrupt postponement earlier this month pushed the election back two weeks. Four candidates – Jennifer Watterman, Joan Terrell, Nathaniel Legay, and Mofalc Meinga – are vying for the presidency, seeking to succeed Bill Braker, a retired Jersey City police officer who decided not to run for re-election.

Columbus Branch President Re-Elected

Tonza Thomas remains NAACP president of Columbus branch

Tonza Thomas has defeated the Rev. Walter Taylor and will remain president of the Columbus branch of the NAACP. According to a news release, Thomas received 32 votes and Taylor 13 in a vote taken Saturday at the Columbus Public Library. Thomas is the second woman to hold this position in the civil rights organization’s 76-year history.

Voter Suppression Helped Trump Win

NAACP president: Voter suppression helped Trump win

“It’s absolutely not a free and fair election. Not when you have court after court after court literally catching voter suppressors red-handed,” Brooks told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on ” The Situation Room.” Brooks spoke out after tens of thousands of people filled the streets in at least 25 US cities overnight to protest Trump’s victory.

Restoration Of Voting Rights

NAACP | NAACP CALLS FOR RESTORATION OF VOTING RIGHTS ACT IN WAKE OF 2016 ELECTION

Baltimore, MD – For the NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the headline story of November 8 is not merely Trump’s triumph or Clinton’s concession but rather the millions of Americans who were unable or who unnecessarily struggled to cast their votes because of a badly broken Voting Rights Act.

Presidential Election Statement From The NAACP

NAACP Statement on 2016 Presidential Election

Baltimore, MD. – NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brook s issued the following statement regarding the results of the 2016 presidential election: “This beautiful fall morning represents the end of a long night filled with many midnight moments of uncertainty, voter intimidation and suppression, campaigns founded on bigotry and divisiveness as an electoral strategy.