October 4, 2020

Election Day is less than a month away.

Pair a pandemic that requires social distancing and constant disinfecting with Trump's claims that mail-in ballots “are very dangerous for this country because of cheaters,” and you have a perfect storm brewing around one of the most important days in U.S. politics. 

“We can’t do the door-to-door organizing that we’re used to. It’s not safe with COVID-19,” said Latosha Brown, co-founder of...

October 3, 2020

Amazon Studios’ "All In: The Fight For Democracy" documentary is like a textbook on Black voting history, voting rights violations and atrocities, legalized suppression  and tips on what can be done to make sure this doesn’t keep happening. 

The film is narrated by Stacey Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Georgia’s 2018 election, former members of her campaign, and luminaries including veteran politici...

October 3, 2020

Roughly 92 million Americans sat it out in the last election. 

“We can’t afford that this election,” said Teresa Kumar, CEO of Voto Latino, during a press call hosted by the group Vote for Her on National Voter Registration Day.

In addition to Sisters Lead Sisters Vote and Kumar of Voto Latino, the Vote for Her panel included Cecile Richards, co-founder of Supermajority and former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. They discussed en...

September 30, 2020

Young Black Americans have a promising future with the voting booth.

That is the word from activists who are connecting with young Black voting-age Americans. Activists are working to help Gen Z and Millennials understand their vote gives them local, state and national influence. While young Americans of color may have shunned the ballot box in large numbers during the 2016 presidential election, all indications now are that ma...

September 30, 2020

Combating misinformation and securing access to the polls were the focus of a series of virtual panels on voting rights at the 111th annual NAACP Convention on Sept. 18, which was National Black Voter Day.

The nation’s leading civil rights lawyers and voting activists discussed both organic and manmade challenges to the voting process in what is being called the most logistically complicated general election since the Civil War...

September 30, 2020

There have been 131 justices appointed to the Supreme Court. As far as they have identified themselves, two have been Black men, four have been women, including a Latina woman. But there has never been a Black woman on the Supreme Court, though many are qualified to sit at this seat of power. 

“So how is it that the most engaged voting demographic, that of Black women, is still underrepresented,” Kim Tignor, executive director...

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 the Supreme Court as illegitimate and contrary to the best interests of the country. Coming in the midst of an election, Trump’s nomination—and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to conf...

September 25, 2020

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the Trump administration to halt its rush to end the 2020 Census, extending deadline for counting to October 31.

The court’s order preliminary enjoins the Census Bureau and Secretary of Commerce from using a September 30, 2020 deadline for the completion of data collection and a December 31, 2020 deadline for processing and then reporting the census count t...

September 19, 2020

Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, issued the following statement on the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

"The NAACP family is devastated by the passing tonight of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg was an incredibly accomplished civil rights lawyer who devoted her entire legal career to the pursuit of equal justice and eliminating discrimination of all t...

September 10, 2020

President Donald Trump is once again using his position as President of the United States to send law enforcement and other officials to the polls on November 3rd , Election Day. These actions are not only unnecessary but a direct and apparent way to suppress the Black vote.

In recent weeks, Trump and his allies have claimed the results of the election will not be accurate with mail-in voting amid the coronavirus, despite the l...

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