Blog — Civic Engagement

NAACP to Testify Before Congress and Hold Rallies to Protect Voting Rights

On Wednesday, June 25th at 10 a.m., the NAACP Georgia State Conference President Dr. Francys Johnson will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Taking A Stand for Voting Rights in 2014

Voting rights are under attack, the NAACP is standing up and taking action.


My Right, My Vote

Apply for the NAACP Youth and College Campus Voting Rights Advocacy Grant.


Moral Mondays Comes to Salisbury

We’re not going to settle for a legislature where people swear on the Bible to do one thing and then do something diametrically opposed to that. - North Carolina NAACP State Conference President William Barber


Voting Rights Victories Across the Country

Since the 103rd Convention, the Voting Rights Initiative has led the fight for restoring the rights of people with former felony convictions and ending voter suppression across the country.


Virginia Restores Voting Rights for Returning Citizens

Returning citizens. That’s what the NAACP calls people returning to their communities after being incarcerated. And after they return home, we work tirelessly to restore their dignity – starting with their right to vote.


Ongoing Action in North Carolina

The North Carolina State Conference is organizing against egregious legislative attacks on the poor and working class in the state—watch this video to learn more about the actions on Moral Mondays.


Trouble in North Carolina

Last week, the first of several pieces of legislation to aggressively restrict your right to vote passed the North Carolina House.


NAACP Battleground Poll Results

Read the results of the African-American voter data from the 2012 General Election.


Texas Call Center is a Success

The NAACP Texas Call Center launched October 18--with a charge to call voters in Texas, Mississippi, California.


Meet the Digital Media Field Manager: Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson, our new Digital Media Field Manager, will connect the field to digital media tools to use in civic engagement efforts.


The Fight against Voter Suppression in Pennsylvania

During the Jim Crow Era, states erected all kinds of ridiculous and shameful barriers to prevent African Americans from voting. They required African Americans to pass complicated literacy tests. They forced black people to pay outrageous poll taxes. In some states, in order to vote, black people had to know how many bubbles were on a bar of soap or how many jelly beans were in a jar.


Voting Rights at the 103rd NAACP National Convention: Your Power, Your Decision—Vote

Less than four month before the 2012 elections, the NAACP voting rights initiative is working diligently to educate Americans on how to combat voter suppression tactics.


Kemba Smith Pradia Fights for Voting Rights of the Formerly Incarcerated Before the United Nations.

Ms. Smith was part of a delegation by the NAACP to bring the topic of voting rights before the UN's Human Rights Commission.


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