NAACP Speaks Out on Divisive National Organization for Marriage Memo

(Baltimore, MD) – NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous made the following statement on National Organization for Marriage (NOM) strategy memos that showed the group sought to divide people of color and LGBT rights groups:

“This memo only reveals the limits of a cynical agenda,” stated Jealous. “The truth is that no group, no matter how well-funded, can drive an artificial wedge between our communities. People of color understand what it is like to be the target of discrimination. No public relations strategy will make us forget that.”


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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