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Ben Jealous

Ben Jealous

Ben Jealous is former president and chief executive officer of the NAACP. He is the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Maryland.

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Biden Is Calling for Urgent Action on Voting Rights—Will Congress Listen?

With the legacy of the civil rights movement under threat, senators must reject the use of the filibuster to block voting rights protections.

Ben Jealous ·


Congress Must Fight for a Better Democracy and Pass the For the People Act

Republicans and Democratic voters agree: We need to make sure leaders actually represent "we the people."

Ben Jealous ·


Forget What Hillary Said in the 1990s. It’s Her Current Positions That Trouble Me.

The fact that a “progressive” lawyer like Hillary Clinton supports the death penalty in 2016 is incomprehensible.

Ben Jealous ·


America's Yawning Racial Wealth Gap

The top 20 percent of Americans earn 50.2 percent of the income, while the bottom 20 percent earns just 3.3 percent

Ben Jealous ·


Don't Gut the Voting Rights Act

At a time when voting rights are increasingly under attack, we should be expanding federal oversight of voting laws

Penda D. Hair ·


For Jobs, Justice and Education

For nearly two years, the loudest and most insistent voices in American politics have been on the extreme right.

Ben Jealous ·


Saving Troy Davis

I believe that Troy Davis is innocent

Ben Jealous ·

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