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NAACP Legal Defense Fund and American Oversight File Lawsuit for DOJ Records of Census Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 15, 2018 – The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) to compel the release of records detailing the department’s role in the decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. The lawsuit filed Friday by LDF, along with non-partisan ethics […]

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Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Bid to End DACA

BALTIMORE April 24, 2018 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the country’s original civil rights organization, today celebrates a huge victory for DACA recipients around the nation.  A federal court in Washington, D.C. found legally insufficient the memorandum issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) terminating the DACA program […]

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NAACP: We are tired of apologies, tired of murder being justified on the sole basis that an armed officer feared harm

BALTIMORE, MD,  April 2, 2018 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark by a Sacramento police officer and the acquittal of the officers involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge in 2016.  The NAACP fiercely […]

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NAACP: The very idea of arming teachers as a solution to gun violence is utterly absurd

BALTIMORE, March 8, 2018 –  Derrick Johnson, CEO and President of the NAACP, the nation’s leading civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding the arming of Florida teachers with guns. Last night, the Florida Legislature voted to allow teachers to carry weapons in schools. The NAACP finds the very idea of arming teachers as […]

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NAACP Files Lawsuit in Defense of DACA Eligible People of Color

BALTIMORE September 18, 2017 – 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 Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security, in defense of […]

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NAACP Condemns ‘Unite the Right’ Hate Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

BALTIMORE (August 12, 2017) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) released this statement following the unlawful hate rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, this morning. “The blatant racism on display in Charlottesville is absolutely disgusting. It’s hard to believe that in 2017 we are still plagued by so much race-based hatred. […]

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NAACP Statement on the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

February 8, 2017 – Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was confirmed as the nation’s 84th US Attorney General this evening, despite intense opposition by the NAACP and hundreds of organizations due to his historically weak and questionable support for voting rights, police accountability and the rights of immigrants and women. The NAACP mobilized its memberships […]

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NAACP Statement on Executive Orders Targeting Muslims and Legal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 30, 2017 – NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement in response to multiple executive orders issued in the first week of the Trump Administration, including orders banning refugees, targeting visitors from Muslim countries and detaining people with legal permits to visit, live and work in the United […]

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Submits Report to Judiciary Committee in Opposition to Sessions Nomination to AG of the US

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 9, 2017 — Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) submitted a 32-page report to the Senate Judiciary Committee calling on the Senate to vote to reject the confirmation of Jefferson Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States. “For his more than 40 years in public life, […]