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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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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Monday, October 09, 2017
NAACP Responds to Trump’s Immigration Principles
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s oldest social justice organization, released the following statement in response to the immigration principles proposed by the Trump Administration yesterday. “Despite his insistence on preserving the Deferred Action...
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
NAACP Wins Crucial Step in Protecting Texas Voters
The NAACP Texas State Conference, League of Women Voters of Texas, and Ruthann Greer were granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the state of Texas from providing documentation to President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity until after a hearing on October 16 . “This is an...
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
NAACP Statement On Massacre In Las Vegas
Yesterday, we awoke to news of more tragedy. In the late hours of Sunday, October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a music festival crowd in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and leaving more than 500 others injured. The NAACP released the following statement to what has now become the...
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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Chicago NAACP to Rally at City Hall for Community Input, Voice and Transparency in Consent Decree
Fearing a process that might whitewash community input and the voice of the communities most directly impacted by police misconduct, the dual Chicago NAACP branches are rallying together at City Hall on Friday afternoon to call for a seat at the table for civil rights groups, and individuals who've...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
NAACP Stands Against Latest Attempts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s original civil rights organization, released the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that the U.S. Senate will vote next week on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
NAACP Condemns Irregularities at Kharon Davis Trial
The NAACP issued the following statement regarding the trial of Kharon Davis in Dothan, Alabama: “The inappropriateness of the Dothan criminal justice system in all aspects of its treatment of Kharon Davis is unacceptable. For the last ten years, Kharon has been denied his Sixth Amendment rights to...
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Monday, September 18, 2017
NAACP Files Lawsuit in Defense of DACA Eligible People of Color
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the country’s original civil rights organization, today filed a lawsuit against President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Secretary Elaine Duke, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration and...
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
NAACP Dismayed by DOJ’s Failure to Prosecute Police Officers in Freddie Gray Case
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, is disappointed by the decision by President Trump’s Department of Justice not to bring civil rights charges against the six Baltimore Police officers who were associated with the...
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