The NAACP applauds the Senate's bipartisan vote to confirm Kristen Clarke as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Today will go down in history as Ms. Clarke becomes the first African American woman ever confirmed to the position in the 64-year history of the Civil Rights Division. As our nation remembers George Floyd's brutal killing by police officers one year ago today, we know much work lies ahead to obtain equal justice for all. We look forward to working in close partnership with the new leader of the Civil Rights Division on the daunting civil rights challenges of the day.
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP is the largest and pre-eminent civil and social rights organization in the nation. NAACP has a network consisting of over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission to is secure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.