Statement by NAACP President in response to Maine Governor’s comments

Statement by NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous in response to Maine governor LePage' comments on the NAACP:

“Governor Le Page’s decision to inflame racial tension on the eve of the King holiday denigrates his office. His words are a reminder of the worst aspects of Maine’s history and out of touch with our nation’s deep yearning for increased civility and racial healing. “

Benjamin Todd Jealous is President and CEO of the NAACP. His father is from Maine and his family has been in New England since 1636.

For information please contact Chris Fleming at 202 631 0929 or Leila McDowell at 410 336 7879.