NAACP WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE- Derrick Johnson on Black Voters and Campaign 2020

September 17, 2019

Derrick Johnson on Black Voters and Campaign 2020

 

Derrick Johnson, NAACP president, talked about some of the issues most important to the NAACP in the 2020 election, including voting discrimination.

 

On Tuesday, September 10th at 10am EDT, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson will testify before the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of key legislation that would expand our governing process, protect groups that have historically been disenfranchised and assure the American people that their government is free of and safe from foreign influence.

 

“There is nothing more important than protecting and defending our democracy,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. “Voter suppression has played a huge role in silencing the political voices of the African American community and all people of color historically and during the 2018 midterm election season. We must now look forward and prepare for the 2019 and 2020 election cycles and the imminent threats that are facing the Census and our democracy. The NAACP is determined to shape a culture of voting and reach people who don’t vote regularly, especially those who believe their votes don’t matter.”

 

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