NAACP Opposes Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court as Illegitimate and Grave Threat to Civil Rights

BALTIMORE (October 9, 2020)—Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, issued the following statement today in opposition to the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States: “Today, the…

Federal Court Blocks Trump Campaign Efforts to Remove Ballot Drop Boxes in Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2020 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU National, 347-514-3984, isarda-sorensen@aclu.org Cambriae Bates, ACLU of Pennsylvania, 215-827-6006, media@aclupa.org Marc Banks, NAACP, 404-849-3189, dbanks@naacpnet.org Liz Iacobucci, Common Cause, 978-807-8294, liacobucci@commoncause.org Kayla Vix, League of Women Voters of the United States, 202-809-9668, kvix@lwv.org Eileen Olmsted,…

Federal Court Blocks Trump Campaign Efforts to Remove Ballot Drop Boxes in Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2020 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU National, 347-514-3984, isarda-sorensen@aclu.org Cambriae Bates, ACLU of Pennsylvania, 215-827-6006, media@aclupa.org Marc Banks, NAACP, 404-849-3189, dbanks@naacpnet.org Liz Iacobucci, Common Cause, 978-807-8294, liacobucci@commoncause.org Kayla Vix, League of Women Voters of the United States, 202-809-9668, kvix@lwv.org Eileen Olmsted,…

NAACP President and CEO Releases Statement on Militia’s Ability to Organize Kidnapping of Michigan Governor Whitmer on Facebook

The NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson released the following statement after it was revealed the plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was organized on Facebook: From recruiting white supremacists to coordinating acts of terrorism, Facebook continues to be…

Statement From NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Vice Presidential Debate

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2020 Contact: Olivia Lapeyrolerie olapeyrolerie@skdknick.com “Tonight’s debate was a historic moment. This was the first time a Black Woman has ever participated in a general election debate. The candidates discussed COVID-19, social justice and the Supreme Court.…

Statement From NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Vice Presidential Debate

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2020 Contact: Olivia Lapeyrolerie olapeyrolerie@skdknick.com “Tonight’s debate was a historic moment. This was the first time a Black Woman has ever participated in a general election debate. The candidates discussed COVID-19, social justice and the Supreme Court.…

NAACP Launches Next Phase of Critical Voter Mobilization Campaign as Early Voting Kicks Off Across the Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2020 Contact: Alaina Berner aberner@skdknick.com The Seven-Figure Digital and Radio Campaign is Part of the “Black Voices Change Lives” Volunteer Initiative to Mobilize Infrequent Black Voters in Battleground States BALTIMORE – Today the NAACP, the…

Juneteenth 2020 Houston Virtual Children’s March & Rally for Justice, Equity & Peace

NAACP Houston BREAKING NEWS: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers who are looking for a way…

NAACP Condemns Trump Nomination to Supreme Court as Illegitimate and a Fundamental Abuse of Power

  BALTIMORE (September 26, 2020)—Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, issued the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: “The NAACP condemns Donald Trump’s nomination to…

Oprah Winfrey, NAACP and National Voting Rights Leaders Join Together for National Town Hall: “OWN Your Vote: Our Lives Depend on It”

Winfrey To Discuss Her New Initiative “OWN Your Vote” with NAACP President and CEO and Other Key Leaders in the Fight for Voting Rights, Focused Specifically on Mobilizing Black Women to Vote  WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2020) – Oprah Winfrey…

NAACP Launches “Power of 5 – Community Voter Outreach Program” For National Black Voter Day and National Voter Registration Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2020 Media Contact: Grace Gill Qayoumi gqayoumi@skdknick.com 510-853-9034 No-contact canvassing and literature drop program aims to raise awareness of key dates and share information on voting   CITY, STATE – On Friday, the NAACP, the…

Civil Rights Leaders Conclude 2020 Virtual March on Washington, Amplifying Call for Police Accountability and Voter Mobilization

CONTACT: Nicole Randle, nrandle@skdknick.com FOR INTERVIEW REQUEST CONTACT: Marc Banks, dbanks@naacpnet.org, (410) 580-5701      Virtual programming on 57th anniversary of March on Washington convened politicians, activists, and performers to advance a bold Black agenda  Washington — A coalition of…

NAACP Joins Condemnation of Attacks on Organization’s Efforts to Identify & Combat White Supremacy

Last week, the Republican National Convention adopted a resolution “refuting the legitimacy of the Southern Poverty Law Center to identify hate groups.” It stated that “the federal government should not view this organization as a legitimate foundation equipped to provide…

NAACP Issues Rebuke of Facebook’s Failure to Stem Militia Groups Organizing on Platform in Wake of Kenosha Uprising

Facebook’s recent failure to extinguish the self-proclaimed militia groups organizing on its platform, including a group called the Kenosha Guard, is why we started the #StopHateForProfit campaign. The lack of policies and enforcement put forth by Facebook to stem the…

NAACP Issues Rebuke of Facebook’s Failure to Stem Militia Groups Organizing on Platform in Wake of Kenosha Uprising

Facebook’s recent failure to extinguish the self-proclaimed militia groups organizing on its platform, including a group called the Kenosha Guard, is why we started the #StopHateForProfit campaign. The lack of policies and enforcement put forth by Facebook to stem the…

Civil Rights Leaders Issue Statement on Armed White Militia Violence Against Protesters and Police Camaraderie with Militia Members

Leading national racial justice organizational leaders issued a joint statement on armed white militia violence and police camaraderie with militia members following the arrest of a militia member in connection with the killing of two police accountability protesters in Kenosha,…

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NAACP LDF BREAKING NEWS: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers who are looking for a way…

2020 Virtual March on Washington Kicks Off With Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Cory Booker, Mahershala Ali, Stacey Abrams, and more

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES CONTACT: Luke Foreman, lforeman@skdknick.com, (203) 803-8778 FOR INTERVIEW REQUEST CONTACT: Marc Banks, dbanks@naacpnet.org, (410) 580-5701 Politicians, activists, performers to appear in virtual programming on 57th anniversary of March on Washington Washington — Today, the 2020 Virtual March on…

Virtual March on Washington Programming to Feature Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Cory Booker, Stacey Abrams, Rev. William Barber, Among Others

Politicians, activists, performers, highlight virtual programming on 57th anniversary of March on Washington  BALTIMORE — Today, the NAACP announced the list of high-profile speakers and performers participating in the 2020 Virtual March on Washington programming on August 27th and 28th. Before civil…

Virtual March on Washington Programming to Feature Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Cory Booker, Stacey Abrams, Rev. William Barber, Among Others

Politicians, activists, performers, highlight virtual programming on 57th anniversary of March on Washington  BALTIMORE — Today, the NAACP announced the list of high-profile speakers and performers participating in the 2020 Virtual March on Washington programming on August 27th and 28th. Before civil…

NAACP Launches an Unprecedented “Black Voices Change Lives” Campaign to Activate Infrequent Black Voters in Critical Battleground States

Civic Engagement Campaign Seeks to Recruit Community Volunteers to Mobilize Infrequent Black Voters to Turn Out in November As the Nation Commemorates the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, NAACP Leadership Call on the Black Community to use Their…

NAACP Sues Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service to Restore Reliable Mail Delivery Ahead of November Elections

(WASHINGTON, DC) — Today, the NAACP filed suit in the United States District Court of Washington, D.C. against the United States Postal Service and Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service, Louis Dejoy. The lawsuit alleges that Dejoy has impeded…

NAACP Recognizes Senator Kamala Harris’s Appointment to Major Party Ticket as ‘Defining Moment in U.S. History.’

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, released the following statement on the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as a candidate on the presidential ticket of a major political party:    Throughout the history of this nation, Black women…

DeVos Sued by Public School Parents, NAACP, and School Districts to Block Illegal Rule That Diverts Critical COVID-19 Aid from Public Schools to Private Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2020 Contacts: Marc Banks / dbanks@naacpnet.org Ashley Levett, (334) 296-0084 / ashley.levett@splcenter.org Sharon Krengel, (973) 624-1815, x24 / skrengel@edlawcenter.org  NATIONAL – A rule issued by the U.S. Department of Education this month coerces school districts…

NAACP Partners with This T-Shirt on the ‘Power to the Youth’ Collection Benefitting the NAACP Youth & College Division

The NAACP joins forces with outspoken merchandise platform to raise funds for the voting engagement efforts among youth and college-aged members NEW YORK — The NAACP Youth & College Division exclusively partners with This T-Shirt // @buythistshirt, an outspoken merchandise…

NAACP Announces Virtual March on Washington to Channel Momentum for Police Accountability and Voter Mobilization

Virtual programming on 57th anniversary of March on Washington will advance a bold Black agenda; honor the legacy of John Lewis    BALTIMORE — Today, the NAACP announced that it will lead a “2020 Virtual March on Washington” alongside civil…

Voters and Civil Rights Organizations Take Legal Action Challenging Trump Campaign’s Voter Suppression Efforts in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Penn. — Voters are fighting back against the Trump campaign’s illegal attempt to make it difficult for Pennsylvanians to vote by mail and to have those ballots counted during the pandemic. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Pennsylvania,…

NAACP and CBS Strike Multi-Year Parntership Agreement To Create Content For Broadcast, Cable and Streaming

CBS Television Studios and Premier Civil Rights Organization to Establish Dedicated Development Team for NAACP-Produced Content Accord Includes CBS Studio and CBS Network Commitments July 15, 2020 – CBS Television Studios and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of…

NAACP Opposes Nomination of Mark Burkhalter For Ambassadorship, Urges Immediate Withdrawal

July 14, 2020 – The NAACP announced its strong opposition to Donald Trump’s nomination of Mark Burkhalter to be Ambassador to Norway and called for Burkhalter’s immediate withdrawal. The NAACP cited as completely disqualifying Burkhalter’s role in creating and distributing…