Oprah Winfrey, NAACP and National Voting Rights Leaders Join Together for National Town Hall: “OWN Your Vote: Our Lives Depend on It”

Winfrey To Discuss Her New Initiative “OWN Your Vote” with NAACP President and CEO and Other Key Leaders in the Fight for Voting Rights, Focused Specifically on Mobilizing Black Women to Vote  WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2020) – Oprah Winfrey…

NAACP Launches “Power of 5 – Community Voter Outreach Program” For National Black Voter Day and National Voter Registration Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2020 Media Contact: Grace Gill Qayoumi gqayoumi@skdknick.com 510-853-9034 No-contact canvassing and literature drop program aims to raise awareness of key dates and share information on voting   CITY, STATE – On Friday, the NAACP, the…

Civil Rights Leaders Issue Statement on Armed White Militia Violence Against Protesters and Police Camaraderie with Militia Members

Leading national racial justice organizational leaders issued a joint statement on armed white militia violence and police camaraderie with militia members following the arrest of a militia member in connection with the killing of two police accountability protesters in Kenosha,…

Civil Rights Leaders Conclude 2020 Virtual March on Washington, Amplifying Call for Police Accountability and Voter Mobilization

CONTACT: Nicole Randle, nrandle@skdknick.com FOR INTERVIEW REQUEST CONTACT: Marc Banks, dbanks@naacpnet.org, (410) 580-5701      Virtual programming on 57th anniversary of March on Washington convened politicians, activists, and performers to advance a bold Black agenda  Washington — A coalition of…

NAACP Issues Rebuke of Facebook’s Failure to Stem Militia Groups Organizing on Platform in Wake of Kenosha Uprising

Facebook’s recent failure to extinguish the self-proclaimed militia groups organizing on its platform, including a group called the Kenosha Guard, is why we started the #StopHateForProfit campaign. The lack of policies and enforcement put forth by Facebook to stem the…

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NAACP LDF BREAKING NEWS: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers who are looking for a way…

2020 Virtual March on Washington Kicks Off With Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Cory Booker, Mahershala Ali, Stacey Abrams, and more

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES CONTACT: Luke Foreman, lforeman@skdknick.com, (203) 803-8778 FOR INTERVIEW REQUEST CONTACT: Marc Banks, dbanks@naacpnet.org, (410) 580-5701 Politicians, activists, performers to appear in virtual programming on 57th anniversary of March on Washington Washington — Today, the 2020 Virtual March on…

Virtual March on Washington Programming to Feature Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Cory Booker, Stacey Abrams, Rev. William Barber, Among Others

Politicians, activists, performers, highlight virtual programming on 57th anniversary of March on Washington  BALTIMORE — Today, the NAACP announced the list of high-profile speakers and performers participating in the 2020 Virtual March on Washington programming on August 27th and 28th. Before civil…

NAACP Launches an Unprecedented “Black Voices Change Lives” Campaign to Activate Infrequent Black Voters in Critical Battleground States

Civic Engagement Campaign Seeks to Recruit Community Volunteers to Mobilize Infrequent Black Voters to Turn Out in November As the Nation Commemorates the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, NAACP Leadership Call on the Black Community to use Their…

NAACP Sues Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service to Restore Reliable Mail Delivery Ahead of November Elections

(WASHINGTON, DC) — Today, the NAACP filed suit in the United States District Court of Washington, D.C. against the United States Postal Service and Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service, Louis Dejoy. The lawsuit alleges that Dejoy has impeded…

NAACP Recognizes Senator Kamala Harris’s Appointment to Major Party Ticket as ‘Defining Moment in U.S. History.’

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, released the following statement on the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as a candidate on the presidential ticket of a major political party:    Throughout the history of this nation, Black women…

DeVos Sued by Public School Parents, NAACP, and School Districts to Block Illegal Rule That Diverts Critical COVID-19 Aid from Public Schools to Private Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2020 Contacts: Marc Banks / dbanks@naacpnet.org Ashley Levett, (334) 296-0084 / ashley.levett@splcenter.org Sharon Krengel, (973) 624-1815, x24 / skrengel@edlawcenter.org  NATIONAL – A rule issued by the U.S. Department of Education this month coerces school districts…

NAACP Partners with This T-Shirt on the ‘Power to the Youth’ Collection Benefitting the NAACP Youth & College Division

The NAACP joins forces with outspoken merchandise platform to raise funds for the voting engagement efforts among youth and college-aged members NEW YORK — The NAACP Youth & College Division exclusively partners with This T-Shirt // @buythistshirt, an outspoken merchandise…

Brown at 65 Rally

NAACP LDF BREAKING NEWS: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers who are looking for a way…

Voters and Civil Rights Organizations Take Legal Action Challenging Trump Campaign’s Voter Suppression Efforts in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Penn. — Voters are fighting back against the Trump campaign’s illegal attempt to make it difficult for Pennsylvanians to vote by mail and to have those ballots counted during the pandemic. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Pennsylvania,…

NAACP Announces Virtual March on Washington to Channel Momentum for Police Accountability and Voter Mobilization

Virtual programming on 57th anniversary of March on Washington will advance a bold Black agenda; honor the legacy of John Lewis    BALTIMORE — Today, the NAACP announced that it will lead a “2020 Virtual March on Washington” alongside civil…

NAACP and CBS Strike Multi-Year Parntership Agreement To Create Content For Broadcast, Cable and Streaming

CBS Television Studios and Premier Civil Rights Organization to Establish Dedicated Development Team for NAACP-Produced Content Accord Includes CBS Studio and CBS Network Commitments July 15, 2020 – CBS Television Studios and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of…

NAACP and Mayor Bowser Working Together to Bring the NAACP Headquarters to Washington, DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2020 CONTACT:  LaToya Foster (EOM) – (202) 727-5011; latoya.foster@dc.gov Jessica Carroll (DMPED) – (202) 550-6845; jessica.carroll@dc.gov Marc Banks (NAACP) – (404) 849-3189; dbanks@naacpnet.org (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the National Association…