NAACP pledging to help register more voters
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), vows to register 1 million new voters in time for the November elections to overturn what leaders called an “onslaught of state restrictions on voting.”
Alluding to the long struggle of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP Board Chair Roslyn Brock insisted in the opening address of the association’s 103rd annual convention on Sunday night that voting rights were again in jeopardy.
“Today, the enemies of justice are not lynching African-Americans and practicing Jim Crow laws of segregation. They are more refined. But they are equally threatening,” she said. “They are erecting barriers to economic viability, educational quality, health care accessibility, judicial equity and political opportunity.”