Tag Archives: 2016 Election

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


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.

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.

Chance The Rapper & The NAACP

Chance The Rapper Teams with NAACP for Magnificent Coloring World Tour, Performs ‘No Problem’ on ‘Ellen’

Chance The Rapper is encouraging fans to head to the booth this election year by partnering with the NAACP for his Magnificent Coloring world tour. “Proud to announce I’ll be teaming with @NAACP for #magnificentcoloringworld tour to bring Voters Registration to the show #staywokeandvote,” he tweeted on Wednesday (Sept. 14).