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.
HARTFORD — The NAACP wants Connecticut to get out and vote on Tuesday. The Greater Hartford branch is just one of many working around the clock this weekend. They’re knocking on doors and making calls to help educate voters. And they want people to know — they aren’t asking you to vote for any particular candidate.
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.
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.
North Carolina officials say that the NAACP can’t prove that there was discrimination in the voter list purge case. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell and NBC’s Pete Williams discuss.
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…
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.
With the presidential election nearing, NAACP National President Cornell Brooks visited Detroit Sunday morning to speak at two of the city’s historic churches – Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church and Fellowship Chapel — on the importance of voting and overcoming voter suppression.