The Role Of The NAACP In Political Organization

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While the NAACP participates in lobbying, their main political tactics have traditionally been grassroots organizing and litigation. Since 1913, when the NAACP began establishing branch offices (there are now over 2,000 units), the organization has based much of its success on local organizing efforts (“Oldest and Boldest”). In April 2016, they mobilized in Washington, D.C. in order to “protect voting rights, get big money out of politics, and demand an up or down vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee” (“Democracy Awakening 2016”). They also organized locally to get voters registered in the November 2016 presidential election. When political organization has failed, the NAACP has found great success with litigation, particularly

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