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Press Statement November 3, 2021

NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, Releases Statement Following Senate's Failure to Pass John Lewis Voting Rights Bill

John Lewis Stylized Header - NAACP

"The very lawmakers who pledge to fight for the Black community have broken yet another promise today. They have failed not only to honor the late, great John Lewis but all American people. We are at war for our civil rights, yet a privileged few with competing interests continue to dismantle our democracy.

Don't take the Black vote for granted. Don't torpedo our democracy.

Our future depends on the restoration of voting rights for all. Those who made campaign promises to the Black community must use any means possible to ensure that this Congress gets it done. The urgency of this issue cannot be overstated. We are watching."