“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).