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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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Civil Rights Organizations Announce Settlement Agreement Securing at Least 3,500 Early Releases from State Prisons in COVID-19 Lawsuit
Parties have reached a landmark settlement in NC NAACP v. Cooper, a lawsuit brought by civil rights organizations, three individual incarcerated people, and a spouse of an incarcerated person, challenging the conditions of confinement in North Carolina’s state prisons as unconstitutional during the...
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
NAACP Files Federal Lawsuit Accusing Trump and Giuliani of Inciting U.S. Capitol Riot
Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a federal lawsuit today accusing Donald J. Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers of conspiring to incite a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 th , with the goal of preventing Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
President and CEO of the NAACP Releases Statement on Disruption of Peaceful Transition of Power and Calls for Impeachment of President Trump
This afternoon, the NAACP released the following statement from NAACP President Derrick Johnson on the disruption of peaceful transition of power and calls for the impeachment of President Trump: “What we are witnessing at this moment is the manifestation and culmination of reckless leadership, a...
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Monday, January 04, 2021
NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, Released the Following Statement After President Trump Pressured Georgia Secretary of State to Recalculate Votes in His Favor
NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement after President Trump pressured Georgia secretary of state to recalculate votes in his favor: "This is a racist attack on Black voters. President Trump's desperate and futile attempts to invalidate and falsify votes cast by...
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Friday, June 26, 2020
NAACP Applauds House Passage of “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act”
The NAACP applauded today’s bi-partisan passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 7120, the “ George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.” The legislation represents unprecedented action and a significant first step to prevent and address violence against the Black community by law enforcement...
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Thursday, October 17, 2019
NAACP Mourns the Loss of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
The NAACP mourns the passing of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, a lifetime member of the NAACP, and a resounding civil rights icon that prevailed in the face of adversity against all the odds. "As a devoted statesman to Baltimore and the civil rights movement, Rep. Cummings was among the most...
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Thursday, August 08, 2019
NAACP Statement on Mississippi ICE Raids
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s foremost civil rights organization, and the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP released the following statement in response to the recent ICE raids in Mississippi ordered by President Donald Trump: The Trump...
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Monday, December 17, 2018
NAACP Leads #LogOutFacebook Protest, Returns Donation from Facebook in Response to Data Breaches Targeting People of Color
NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, will lead a digital protest, #LogOutFacebook tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in response to the tech company’s history of data hacks which unfairly target its users of color. NAACP is also calling on Congress to conduct further...
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Friday, November 02, 2018
NAACP Wins in NC Racial Gerrymandering Case
The North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP obtained yet another ruling that the North Carolina legislative map violates legal requirements. Today, a three-judge panel of the North Carolina General Court of Justice, Superior Court Division, ruled that four districts in the North Carolina House...
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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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