NAACP President Focuses On Voting Laws At Annual Convention

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is holding its 102nd national convention in downtown Los Angeles until Thursday.

KNX 1070’s Vytas Safronikas Reports

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous says the black community must mobilize to fight restrictive voting laws that have surged since the election of Barack Obama to the White House.

In a speech Monday to the annual convention, Jealous likened legislation in 47 states to Jim Crow laws that sought to disenfranchise blacks prior to the 1960s.

Jealous also says rescuing black men from high rates of incarceration and unemployment is a priority issue.

Jealous promises to fight to save black families by working to defeat unfair sentencing laws and improving urban education.

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  • rjsmitty

    I just love these race based hate groups !!!!

  • icecream

    You must be a lover of those kkk and white supremist clowns too !

    • Ed Guthrie

      you see the similarities too huh? the only difference between those groups is the the color of skin they favor.

  • rjsmitty

    NO , I am NOT ,but NAACP , KKK, La Raza ,and sevel others have one thing in common and that is race based hate group …….

  • icecream

    I don’t think you understand the NAACP.
    i I don’t agree with you about the NAACP, But I do sense your sincerity and I respect and appreciate you for it.

  • wobbles

    The difference between the NAACP and the KKK is cosmetic only. The KKK runs around like idiots in sheets hating blacks, and the NAACP runs around in suits hating whites. Both are groups founded solely for the purpose being supremecists for their own race, and both are harmful to this country.

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