NAACP Commends Attorney General’s Commitment To Defend Voting RightsDecember 14, 2011
(Washington, DC) – The NAACP released the following statement regarding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks on voting rights at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum:
“The NAACP applauds Attorney General Holder’s commitment to revitalize the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division and vigorously enforce voting rights laws that ensure unfettered access to the ballot box for of all eligible voters. We agree with the Attorney General that we can protect the integrity of the election process, prevent fraud, and still make it easier for Americans to cast their votes. It is critical that we eliminate unnecessary obstacles to voter participation that threaten the rights of millions of eligible voters."
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.