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Democracy is under attack by voter suppression


By Benjamin Todd Jealous

Guest Commentator 


Far too often in modern elections, sound bites trump substance and voters are left wondering what the candidates really stand for. This is even more acute for issues important to the African American and civil rights communities. That is why, as we have done every presidential cycle for decades, the NAACP is traveling to the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention — to ensure that these issues are addressed by both major political parties. This year the Republican Party met in Tampa, Florida August 27-30, and the Democratic Party meets in Charlotte, North Carolina September 4-6.  These days, voting on who will lead each party’s ticket is largely a formality. But the delegates do have another important objective: choosing their party’s policy platform for the next four years. Continue Reading →

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