NAACP Commends Verizon’s Commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform

(Washington, DC) – The NAACP applauds Verizon Communications for their support of comprehensive immigration reform as a “critical step in re-igniting economic growth in America.”

The NAACP has released the following statement regarding Verizon’s support.

From NAACP Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy and director of The Washington Bureau Hilary Shelton:

“We commend Verizon Communications Chair and Chief Executive Officer Lowell C. McAdam for bringing the commitment and support of Verizon to help repair and strengthen a broken immigration system in the U.S.,” stated Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy and director of The Washington Bureau. “It is heartwarming to see one of America’s largest telecommunications and technology companies utilizing it’s insight and resources to address a pervasive civil and human rights challenge that affects millions of American families.”

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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.

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