NAACP

NAACP

Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots–based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, July 09, 2018
NAACP Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: Today, our nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. The...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Congresswoman Gwen Moore and NAACP President Derrick Johnson Condemn Senate’s Shredding of Norms to Confirm Trump Judges
In response to today’s Senate vote to confirm Michael Brennan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin’s 4 th Congressional District and President and CEO of the NAACP Derrick Johnson jointly denounced the Senate’s decision to abandon its...
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Monday, April 02, 2018
NAACP Statement On The Passing Of Winnie Mandela
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) grieves the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a lifelong activist and stalwart advocate against apartheid, who died today at the age of 81. “Ms. Madikizela-Mandela dedicated her life to the mission for which the NAACP stands...
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
NAACP Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Activist Linda Brown
The NAACP is saddened at the passing of civil rights activist Linda Brown at the age of 76. Ms. Brown was the child at the center of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, the case that led to the outlawing of U.S. school segregation in 1954. The lead attorney on the historic...
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
NAACP Releases Legislative Report Card for 2017 Congress
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s premier civil rights organization, has released its Civil Rights Federal Legislative Report Card for the first session of the 115 th Congress (January 3, 2017 - December 22, 2017). Since 1914, the NAACP has published...
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Friday, February 02, 2018
New NAACP Report Highlights Ways Forward from Poverty in Charlotte, NC
In a new report, the NAACP analyzes the impact of historical racism and segregation on Charlotte, NC and releases its recommendations for eliminating the entrenched poverty existing in large swaths of the city. On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 4pm , the NAACP will host a press conference at the...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
NAACP Denounces FCC Vote to End Net Neutrality
The NAACP, the nation’s premier civil rights organization, denounces the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to eliminate critical safeguards for ensuring an accessible internet and thus end net neutrality. “The internet fuels economic opportunity, civic engagement, and social action. It...
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
President Trump Should Not Attend Grand Opening of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
In a statement released today, the NAACP criticized President Trump’s proposed visit to this weekend’s opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi. “President Trump’s statements and policies regarding the protection and enforcement of...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
NAACP Outraged by Attorney General’s Ignorance of FBI Report
The NAACP, the nation’s original civil rights organization, is outraged by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ alleged ignorance of a recent FBI report on “black identity extremists.” During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on November 14, 2017, Mr. Sessions claimed that he was unaware of the...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Oil and Gas Industries' Toxic Pollutants Are Poisoning African-American Communities, Increasing Risks of Cancer and Respiratory Diseases
Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have co-authored a landmark report that demonstrates, for the first time, the specific health risks from airborne pollutants caused by oil and natural gas development impacting African American...
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