Sending Office: Honorable Al Green
February 23, 2018
Become a Cosponsor
Recognize the Creation of the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in America
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Today, I invite you to become a cosponsor of a resolution recognizing the 109th anniversary of the NAACP. As you know, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for
all persons. The NAACP also campaigned to eliminate racial hatred and invidious discrimination. Please join me in honoring the NAACP for its 109 years of faithful service and leadership in the struggle for civil and human rights for all.
Since its founding on February 12, 1909, this organization has fought hard to ensure that the voices of African Americans are heard. The legacy of pioneers such as W.E.B. DuBois, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune,
Mary White Ovington, Joel Elias Spingarn and Roy Wilkins, along with the hundreds of thousands of others of diverse ethnicities who have worked tirelessly to fulfill the NAACP’s mission, cannot and must not be forgotten.
From the ballot box to the classroom, the dedicated workers, organizers, and leaders who make up the NAACP have been continuously fighting on the frontlines for social and economic justice. This resolution would allow us to acknowledge
the efforts of the NAACP, including its role in passing the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, and 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as well as the Voting Rights Act Reauthorization in 2006.
I urge you to join me in honoring the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States, the NAACP, on its 109th anniversary.
To become an original co-sponsor, please contact Keenan Hale in Congressman Al Green’s office at 5-7508 or
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