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ANSWERING THE CALL: TRUTH CRUSHED TO EARTH SHALL RISE AGAIN ON ELECTION DAY IN 2018

ANSWERING THE CALL: TRUTH CRUSHED TO EARTH SHALL RISE AGAIN ON ELECTION DAY IN 2018 By Attorney Peter Graham Cohn Published in the Sun Reporter Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Area Date: March 8, 2018 The following Keynote Address was delivered by Attorney Peter Graham Cohn on March 3, 2018, at the Village Foundation Fundraising Dinner in Las Vegas, Nevada, to fund scholarships for students of all colors from … Continue Reading

2017 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION – THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS IS LIFE-LONG

2017 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION – THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS IS LIFE-LONG By Attorney Peter Graham Cohn Published in the Sun Reporter Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Area Date: January 5, 2017 As we begin 2017, it is important to recall that the struggle for civil and human rights in the United States and around the world is a life-long endeavor.   In particular, the struggle for racial … Continue Reading

NO ONE SHOULD LIVE IN FEAR IN AMERICA BECAUSE ALL POWER RESTS WITH “WE THE PEOPLE”

By Attorney Peter Graham Cohn Published in the Sun Reporter Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Area Date: November 14, 2016 Sometimes we forget the all important fact of our own American history that all power rests with “We the People.”   Our Constitution of September 17, 1787 begins with the specific acknowledgement of that reality. It states: “We the People of the United States, in order to form a More … Continue Reading

The African American Vote Still Matters

By Greg Moore November 8th, 2016 Despite all the negativity that this election cycle has wrought upon us, it is important for us to assert and demonstrate that the African American Vote is a force to be reckoned with—with or without an African American at the head of the ticket. It is important that African Americans maximize their political power through their vote in the upcoming election, as they did … Continue Reading

88 Voting and Civil Rights Groups Urge State Election Officials to Prevent Voting Discrimination and Disruption

Photo Memorializing the Meeting with NAACP-NVF & Faith Organizing Alliance

Photo memorializing the meeting and support between the NAACP-NVF and the Faith Organizing Alliance with Acting NAACP-NVF President Peter Cohn, Rev. Williamson, and Rev. Jackson.

ALL AMERICANS OF GOOD WILL SHOULD ENGAGE IN RECORD NUMBERS IN THIS HISTORIC ELECTION

By Acting NAACP-NVF President Peter Graham Cohn, Esq. Published in the Sun Reporter Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Area and revised for NAACP-NVF Distribution Date: October 6, 2016 and Last Revised October 20, 2016 The African American, Latino American, Asian American, Native American, LGBT, Women and Civil Rights communities as well as all people of good will from every generation should be fully engaged in this historic election to protect the … Continue Reading

Will you stand with us?

Dear Friend, Over this past year, the NAACP National Voter Fund has worked vigorously to take full advantage of the legal victories won combatting voter suppression in states like North Carolina, Ohio, Florida and Nevada. We are working with the NAACP and other allies to restore the full strength of the Voting Rights Act that was eviscerated by the US Supreme Court in the Shelby v. Holder decision in June … Continue Reading

TAKE ACTION AND COMMIT TO VRA REFORM

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a key bipartisan piece of legislation that cemented America’s position as a democracy for all. In the last fifty years, the entirety of the law has been renewed by Republican and Democratic Congresses and Presidents, until the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the law in 2013. As thousands went to Selma to commemorate fifty years of voting rights, we must commit … Continue Reading

Reflections On LBJ VRA Speech

By Greg Moore, Executive Director, NAACP National Voter Fund On March 15, 1965, in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday, President Lyndon Johnson made a historic appeal to Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act (VRA). His message was a clarion call for Congress to move pass its partisan division and support this landmark legislation on a bi-partisan basis. During his remarks at the Edmund Pettus Bridge last week President Barack Obama … Continue Reading

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