NAACP Statement on the State of the Union AddressFebruary 12, 2013
(Washington, DC) – The NAACP has released the following statements regarding tonight’s State of the Union Address.
From NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Roslyn M. Brock:
“Tonight's address falls on the 104th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP," said Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors. "We are pleased that the president laid out his plan to address so many of the issues that are central to the NAACP's agenda, from voting rights and gun control to unemployment and immigration reform.”
From NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous:
“Tonight we heard the president answer the call of the civil rights movement – to create a more inclusive nation in which every American can find a job if they want one, every school child is protected from the ravages of gun violence, and the ballot box is open and accessible to all citizens,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.
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.