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NAACP Releases ‘Trayvon’s Law’ Principles for State Legislative Advocacy

The NAACP develops a package of laws to serve as legislative advocacy tools to prevent future tragedies like the death of Trayvon Martin.

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NAACP Petition to DOJ Reaches 1.5 Million Signatures

Petition urges the Department of Justice to file charges against George Zimmerman for the egregious violation of Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.

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NAACP Celebrates and Honors the Life and Work of Nelson Mandela

Delegates at the 104th Annual NAACP Convention passed the following resolution to commemorate the life and work of Nelson Mandela.

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NAACP Leaders Will Not be Moved

Watch the speeches of the Chairman of the Board and the President & CEO at the 104th Annual Convention.

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Convention Kick-Off

Convention is upon us! This weekend we will gather in Orlando, Florida to kick off the NAACP’s 104th National Convention.  

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President and First Lady of Haiti to Attend 104th NAACP National Convention

His Excellency Michel Martelly, 56th President of Haiti, along with his wife, Sophia Martelly, are set to attend the NAACP’s National Convention in Orlando, Florida.

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Detroit NAACP Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Walk to Freedom

The Detroit Branch NAACP commemorated the 50th anniversary Martin Luther King’s Walk to Freedom with a march and rally.

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Medgar Evers Honored at Arlington Cemetery

The NAACP hosted a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers.

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Virginia Restores Voting Rights for Returning Citizens

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced he will restore the right to vote to formerly incarcerated Virginians who have completed their sentence and paid all costs.

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NAACP Leaders Meet in Jackson to Pay Tribute to Medgar Evers

The NAACP held a wreath-laying ceremony at the Medgar Evers Home Museum in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of Evers’ assassination.

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NAACP Celebrates Passage of “Ban the Box” in Minnesota

Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill to prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on initial employment applications.

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NAACP Applauds the Signing of Voting Rights Bill in Colorado

May 10th, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed HB 1303 into law which will expand voting opportunities to Colorado residents.

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Maryland abolishes the death penalty

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signs a bill to repeal the death penalty.

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NAACP mourns the loss of Dr. Maxine Smith

Tennessee civil rights leader and former NAACP Memphis Branch Executive Secretary dies at 84.

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Common Cause President, Bob Edgar, dies at 69

On April 23, Common Cause President and CEO Robert Edgar died in his home at the age of 69.

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Restoration of Rights Bill Passes in Delaware

The Delaware Senate passed the Hazel D. Plant Voter Restoration Act to automatically restore the votes of non-violent offenders who have completed their sentences.

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NAACP hosts 9th annual Leadership 500 Summit in Naples, FL

Registration for the Leadership 500 Summit closes Friday, April 19th! 

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Time is Now: NAACP Supports National Rally for Citizenship

The NAACP joined with allies at the U.S. Capitol to rally for a fair and common sense path to citizenship.

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Coalition Leads Charge to End War on Drugs

A coalition of advocates presented an open letter to President Obama, urging him to double down on his efforts to change the U.S. criminal justice policy. 

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NAACP Speaks Out for Marriage Equality

The NAACP's Sr. Vice President for Campaigns, Marvin Randolph, commented on the hearings at the Supreme Court regarding marriage equality.

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