Category Archives: Voting

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.

NC NAACP Wins In Court

Judge Sides With North Carolina NAACP, Orders State to Stop Canceling Voter Registrations

The NAACP in North Carolina filed a lawsuit earlier this week demanding county election officials stop canceling voter registrations in at least three counties. The officials being taken to task deemed over 100 registrations as void after mailings they sent to those addresses returned as undeliverable.

The Selma Initiative

NAACP Mounts Nationwide Voter Protection Effort The Selma Initiative

On March 21, 1965, thousands of nonviolent protesters marched out of Selma, Alabama alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. Five days later, they arrived in Montgomery and gathered on the steps of the Capitol, demanding equal and full rights of citizenship. Five months later, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.

Suit Over Black Voter Purge

North Carolina Sued By NAACP Over Alleged Voter Purge Targeting Black Voters

The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is suing North Carolina over an alleged voter purge that it claims disproportionately affected African Americans, as reported by Talking Points Memo. Apparently, 4,500 voters had their voters registrations challenged by a few individuals. The NAACP-NC accused state and local officials of a violation of the National Voter Registration Act…

NC Early Voting & State Convention

NC NAACP convention held as early-voting continues ::

The North Carolina state NAACP is holding its state convention even as the civil rights organization and its allies are involved in encouraging turnout during early in-person voting. The group’s 73rd annual convention set for Thursday through Saturday in Raleigh had been scheduled for earlier this month, but it got postponed as Hurricane Matthew approached the Atlantic coast.