NAACP Pledges To Overcome Voter ID Law

Source: Joe Holley / Houston Chronicle

The 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, 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.

“Our right to vote is under attack more than at any other time in history since we passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” she said. “We overcame then and we shall overcome now – but only if we are willing to dedicate ourselves to fighting a battle that many of us thought we had won many years ago.”

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