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“Voting needs to become ubiquitous to the Black community as quickly as possible,” says NAACP President

October 10, 2018 / By Array

NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, penned an opinion piece for Essence magazine, a leading magazine publication for African-American women. In it, he emphasizes the need to mobilize the Black vote for the 2018 midterm elections, the organization’s plan to support this effort, and the Black individual’s role in relational organizing:

“Voting needs to become ubiquitous to the Black community as quickly as possible. It is clear that this nation’s voting system wasn’t built for us, but we can make it work for us. When we become an organized, reliable voting bloc, we will be a force that cannot be ignored. Our lives, our very existence depend on it.”

 

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