The Political Action committee works to ensure voter empowerment through providing awareness, training, and programmatic support to ensure registration, education, administration, and election protection. The NAACP has developed a nonpartisan voter empowerment program designed to empower African American and people of color by increasing awareness and participation in the electoral process. The Political Action Committee will support the NAACP’s mission to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Specifically, the committee seeks to
- Increase registration and voting
- Work for the enactment of municipal state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political, and economic status of minority groups
- Repeal racially discriminatory legislation
- Work to improve the administration of justice
- Work to secure equal enforcement of the law
- Keep the National Office and the unit informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups
_If Charles and David Koch have their way, millions of eligible Americans won't be able to cast a vote in 2012.
In recent years, the billionaire political operatives have used their vast fortunes to finance the drafting, promoting and introduction of model bills restricting people's ability to vote, and so far legislatures in 38 states have introduced Koch Brothers-supported legislation. All told, this is the most aggressive and widespread attack on the right to vote since the voting rights restrictions that paved the way for segregation.
Brave New Films debuted a new video shining the spotlight on the Koch Brothers and their role in the voting rights attacks. "Koch Brothers Exposed" is a call to action for all Americans concerned about protecting this most fundamental of rights.
Watch the video and then sign the Stand for Freedom pledge today to fight back:
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The Stafford NAACP Political Action committee is nonpartisan and does not endorse candidates for public office.