NAACP president on voting bill: ‘Pass this legislation; there’s no other option’

ABC News’ Juju Chang speaks with NAACP President Derrick Johnson about the March On for Voting Rights this weekend, with thousands expected to demonstrate across the country.

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NAACP Urges DOJ To Investigate ‘Outrageous’ TX Dem Arrest Warrants

NAACP President Derrick Johnson says the Texas GOP issuing arrest warrants to force the Texas Democrats back into the chamber to pass the anti-voting bill they’ve blocked is “a form of intimidation” and that’s why his organization is asking the Justice Department to investigate if the warrants are legal.
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NAACP president weighs in on voting rights fight

Civil rights groups and activists are fighting voting restrictions nationwide, especially in Georgia. The Justice Department is now suing that state, saying its new law denies Black voters equal access to the ballot. NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson joins CBSN to weigh in on the latest developments on voting rights and police reform.

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Mass. NAACP member conflicted by Derek Chauvin sentence

Michael Curry, the former president of the NAACP Boston branch, who now sits on the national board, says he was conflicted by the Derek Chauvin sentence.

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NAACP Lawyer On GOP Voter Suppression Bills: ‘Racism Is A Shape Shifter’

Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, says GOP restrictive laws that suppress voting and undermine democracy are designed to maintain “power that’s centered on white supremacy.” Ari Berman describes the “nightmare scenario” in which GOP efforts to empower states to overturn elections they lost means the will of the people “becomes completely meaningless.”
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NAACP president on what he said to Sen. Joe Manchin

Derrick Johnson and several other civil rights leaders addressed voting rights with the West Virginia senator.

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