Advisory: NAACP to Confirm Historic Support for Maryland’s Question 6 at National NAACP HeadquartersOctober 12, 2012
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous; Maryland NAACP President Gerald Stansbury; Baltimore NAACP President Tessa Hill-Aston; Maryland NAACP Youth and College President Chizoba Ukairo; Douglas Memorial Community Church senior pastor Reverend Dr. Sheridan Todd Yeary
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous will join Maryland NAACP President Gerald Stansbury and other Maryland leaders to announce their unprecedented engagement in the fight for marriage equality. The leaders are confirming support for Maryland’s ballot initiative Question 6, which would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
The Maryland NAACP and Baltimore NAACP have been involved in a series of initiatives with community partners to help pass Question 6, including rallies, radio PSA’s, TV and radio appearances, and live web chats.
In May, the NAACP National Board of Directors passed a resolution endorsing marriage equality. The Maryland NAACP has been deeply involved in the effort to support Question 6 for months.
Monday, October 15th
NAACP National Headquarters
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
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.