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Image for On 52nd Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March NAACP Sends “Democracy” Letter to all 50 Governors and Attorney Generals on the Rising Scourge of Voter Suppression

On the 52nd anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march, the NAACP is sending a letter to all Governors, Attorneys General and Secretaries of State across the nation regarding what it sees as the unaddressed and expanding issue of politically rampant and civically repugnant voter suppression.

Image for NAACP Statement on Orlando County State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s Decision to Not Seek the Death Penalty in Future Cases

The NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement today regarding Orlando County State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s decision to not seek the death penalty in future cases.

Image for NAACP Statement on the renewed Muslim Ban

The new executive order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries is just the latest in a series of actions that threaten our nation’s values.

A new NAACP task force studying education quality will hold its fifth in a series of at least seven national hearings on the impact of charter schools on underfunded school districts.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 3 in the case Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado that the Sixth Amendment to the United State Constitution requires a trial court to consider evidence that overt racial bias tainted jury deliberations in a criminal case when determining whether to grant a new trial to a convicted defendant.