NAACP Announces Voting Rights Mobilization on December 10

On Tuesday, November 8, President Benjamin Jealous joined SEIU 1199 President George Gresham, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, National Urban League President Marc Morial, Hispanic Federation President Lillian Rodríguez López, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew, President of the New York Civil Liberties Union President Donna Lieberman, Asian-American Legal Defense & Education Fund Executive Director Margaret Fung and others today at City Hall to announce the “Stand for Freedom” voting rights campaign. The coalition of nearly 20 groups also announced plans for a major mobilization on December 10th – United Nations Human Rights Day – to protest the attack on voting rights throughout the country.

Stand for Freedom is an aggressive nationwide effort to stop changes to state election laws that would suppress the rights of millions of Americans to vote in 2012 and beyond. More information at www.stand4freedom.org

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous addresses reporters on the steps of New York City Hall

New York State Conference President Hazel Dukes

Rev. Al Sharpton

Congressman Charles Rangel

Advancement Project Co-Director Judith Browne