PETITION

CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

Tell Eric Holder: Immediately suspend and investigate GOP voter purging in Florida

Florida's GOP Governor Rick Scott is currently deploying a massive effort to purge up to 182,000 Floridians who are likely Democratic voters from the state's voting rolls. Tell Attorney General Eric Holder to immediately suspend and investigate these voter purging efforts in Florida.

Tell Congress: Stop the $30 million per day polluter giveaway!

Every day, Congress gives $30 million of our tax dollars to fossil fuel polluters in the form of subsidies, tax breaks and loopholes. We can't afford it. See how much Congress' failure to act has already cost us, and tell Congress to immediately end polluter welfare.

Stop Wall Street banks from gambling with our money.

Tell Congress that we need a new Glass-Steagall Act that reinstates the firewall between the banks we use to keep our money safe and the Wall Street banks that make risky investments.

Tell Gov. Tomblin: Stop using taxpayer money to promote dirty coal

West Virginia taxpayer money is being used to promote the coal industry's misleading attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency. Tell Governor Tomblin: Don't spend taxpayer money on coal industry propaganda.

 

Tell your Senator: Reject the "Bombs not Bread" budget

Reject the House Republican's heartless and extreme "Bombs not Bread" budget that rolls back mandatory military spending cuts and pays for it by cutting food stamps, school lunches, and children's health care.

Tell the FCC: Enforce the law. Revoke the broadcast licenses held by Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

The deplorable actions Rupert Murdoch has condoned in News Corp. go to the very heart of whether or not we can trust his company to act in the public interest.

45 days to stop Keystone XL!

To avoid a full review, TransCanada has applied for an expedited permit for the Southern Portion of Keystone XL. The Army Corps of Engineers could approve it in 45 days or sooner - unless the EPA steps in. Take action now.

Tell Nancy Pelosi: Draw a line in the sand on cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits

We need to speak out now to stop House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi from agreeing to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

Original Post
 

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

Last year in New York City, police stopped and interrogated black men and boys between the ages 14 and 24 a total of 168,126 times.

The total population of black men and boys aged 14 through 24 in New York City is 158,406.
That means the amount of times police stopped black men and boys in this age group exceeds the total number living in the city.

In fact, last year, more than 85% of the 685,000 people stopped by the NYPD were African American or Latino, most of them children and young adults. This is up from less than 100,000 stops a decade ago. Then, like now, 90% of those stopped are completely innocent.

All this adds up to nothing less than the most aggressive street-level racial profiling program in the country.

On June 17th, we're demanding an end to this alarming and abusive practice. The NAACP is holding a silent march in New York City to call for an end to New York's notorious "stop and frisk" program. Our marchers won't be speaking, so I need you to write the messages that will serve as their voices during the march.

Help the NAACP end the abuse of stop and frisk. Create a message for the banners, signs, and posters carried by thousands through the streets of New York on June 17th:


http://action.naacp.org/silent-march-message


In contrast to previous demonstrations, we will march in silence as an illustration of both the tragedy and serious threat that stop and frisk and other forms of racial profiling present to our society. The silent march was first used in 1917 by the NAACP - then just eight years old - to draw attention to race riots that tore through communities in East St. Louis, Illinois, and build national opposition to lynching.

Now, 95 years later, we will use this powerful protest to shine a light on the great injustice of stop and frisk and begin rebuilding national opposition to racial profiling. The march will be the first step in a nationwide federal and state-level campaign to address the problem of racial profiling.

Because we will remain silent as we march, your words will be especially important.

If you're outraged that police, security guards and even community watch volunteers in so many neighborhoods continue to treat young people of color differently, or if you're concerned for your children, or your neighbors' and friends' children, then channel these emotions into a message of 15 words or less and share it with us today. We will pick five messages to print for the march.

Be the voice of the silent marchers on June 17th. Submit your message for our protest signs today:

http://action.naacp.org/silent-march-message

Thank you,

Ben

Benjamin Todd Jealous
President & CEO
NAACP

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