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Blue Naacp March
Press Statement October 21, 2021

NAACP Issues Statement on Political Endorsements in Atlanta Mayoral Race

Blue Naacp March

"On October 21, 2021, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson issued the following letter to Richard Rose, Atlanta NAACP branch president, directing him to immediately cease any endorsement or condemnation of political candidates. The NAACP does not support or condone its units and affiliates endorsing political candidates. The recent remarks of Atlanta NAACP Branch President, Richard Rose, regarding the Atlanta Mayoral race, are unacceptable and will be addressed internally."



  • Cease and Desist - Richard Rose