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Where oh Where can they be? The NAACP that is?

Posted by on Nov. 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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NAACP Releases Statement On 2014 Elections, But No Mention Of Mia Love Or Tim Scott's Historic Wins

Matt Vespa | Nov 06, 2014
Matt Vespa

 

The NAACP has given Townhall a statement on the 2014 Midterm Elections:


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is committed to leading the effort alongside other civil and human rights organizations and our newly elected Congress to pass a robust Voting Rights Act Amendment.


Equal access to voting remains paramount as numerous reports of voting irregularities emerged during the midterm elections yesterday. Malfunctioning voting machines, voters turned away because of erroneous voter ID laws, missing names of registered voters and long lines were among the major challenges that the NAACP fielded along with our Election Protection partners via the 1-866-Our-Vote hotline. We assert that passage of a robust Voting Rights Act Amendment is essential for the states previously protected under section 5 as well as for all Americans for the sanctity of our republic. We urge the newly elected Congress to join us in ensuring that all registered voters in our great country have unfettered access to the ballot box.

Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP:


"This election was not about who won but the rather the citizens who lost the right to participate. This first election post the Shelby vs. Holder decision resulted in problems in every single state previously protected by the Voting Rights Act. For 49 years, these states were singled out because they had a history of discriminating against American voters. The Election Protection Hotline we manned with other concerned organizations fielded over 18,000 calls yesterday, many in those same states previously protected by the VRA. As we move forward-it is imperative that our newly elected Congress work with the NAACP and our partners to pass Voting Rights Act Amendment legislation that assures that all Americans have the franchise-our very democracy depends on it."


There is no mention of Tim Scott or Mia Love's historic wins this election cycle in the statement. As you can see, it's mostly about the Voting Rights Act.

Townhall has reached out again via email to see if the NAACP will like to specifically comment on Love and Scott's wins last Tuesday, which made history

Michelle Nealy, who works in the organization's communications office, said in an email:


The NAACP is a nonpartisan organization that looks forward to working with the new Congress.



While the NAACP is a nonpartisan organization, surely they could give a statement on whether these wins represent progress in America, especially with Tim Scott since he's the first black U.S. Senator from the South since Reconstruction.

Townhall also contacted Jamiah Adams, NAACP's digital director, to set up a possible interview with the organization's President and CEO Cornell William Brooks this weekend. Over the phone, she reiterated that the NAACP is a nonpartisan organization, and said we should send her an email to set up a time with his scheduler.  If Mr. Brooks was too busy during that time-Ms. Adams said he was traveling-Townhallsaid a simple statement about whether Scott and Love's wins represents progress would suffice.

Hopefully, we'll have an update for you on Monday.



by on Nov. 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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VooDooB
by on Nov. 8, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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The NAACP is a nonpartisan organization that looks forward to working with the new Congress.


littlemum41
by on Nov. 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM
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 Townhall is a very conservative publication , with an agenda,so I would be cautious about printing their blogs.

Annettey19
by Bronze Member on Nov. 8, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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I was so shocked by the nastiness shown to Mia and Tim on Twitter and Facebook. Uncle Toms? Traitors? Really?

4evrinbluejeans
by KK on Nov. 8, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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Do they have a history of commenting on individual candidates?  

JustCJ
by Gold Member on Nov. 8, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Are you really not that thoughtful? Or are you being obtuse? 

Quoting 4evrinbluejeans:

Do they have a history of commenting on individual candidates?  


JustCJ
by Gold Member on Nov. 8, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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So the NAACP is celebrating these historical moments for the black community?

Quoting littlemum41:

 Townhall is a very conservative publication , with an agenda,so I would be cautious about printing their blogs.


littlemum41
by on Nov. 8, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I am just suggesting that Townhall is famous for their conservative Blogs that haven't tried to print the whole truth.

I will wait and see what the NAACP says. I am sure there will be something .

Quoting JustCJ:

So the NAACP is celebrating these historical moments for the black community?

Quoting littlemum41:

 Townhall is a very conservative publication , with an agenda,so I would be cautious about printing their blogs.


JonJon
by Ruby Member on Nov. 8, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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So you're disappointed the NAACP isn't meeting your steroetypical expectation of high-fiving just because two of the Republicans just elected are black?  

I didn't see you here when the President was elected but I have no doubt you were one of the people who sneered and insisted black people voted for Barack Obama just because he's black.

I have no doubt if the NAACP came out and congratulated the black Republicans you'd sneer and ask why they didn't congratulate the white ones as well and you'd say they only care about those two because they're black and it had nothing to do with their campaign promises or qualifications.

Quoting JustCJ:

So the NAACP is celebrating these historical moments for the black community?

Quoting littlemum41:

 Townhall is a very conservative publication , with an agenda,so I would be cautious about printing their blogs.



JonJon
by Ruby Member on Nov. 8, 2014 at 12:36 PM
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The Townhall is doing to the NAACP what you guys do to me; DEMAND they reply though they have politely given an answer.

It's not one they can use to demean the NAACP so they are going to continue insisting until they get a statement they can corrupt and use against the NAACP.  I doubt they are going to get anything more from the NAACP.


JustCJ
by Gold Member on Nov. 8, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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LOL

I thought crazy took Saturdays off?


Quoting JonJon:

So you're disappointed the NAACP isn't meeting your steroetypical expectation of high-fiving just because two of the Republicans just elected are black?  

I didn't see you here when the President was elected but I have no doubt you were one of the people who sneered and insisted black people voted for him Barack Obama just because he's black.

I have no doubt if the NAACP came out and congratulated the black Republicans you'd sneer and ask why didn't they congratulate the white ones as well and you'd say they only care about those two because they're black and it had nothing to do with their campaign promises or qualifications.

Quoting JustCJ:

So the NAACP is celebrating these historical moments for the black community?

Quoting littlemum41:

 Townhall is a very conservative publication , with an agenda,so I would be cautious about printing their blogs.


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