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A Message from the NAACP President


History has been made.

Joseph Biden has been elected as the 46th president of the United States of America along with Kamala Harris as his Vice President. For the first time in this nation’s history, a Black woman will be Vice President of the United States.

With a record breaking amount of ballots cast even before election day, and the highest overall turnout of our time, voters made their voice clear: A change is needed in this country, and it starts right now.

This election was never about any political party or candidate. This election was about the conscience of our nation. It was about sound governance from state to state that prioritized affordable health care, economic stability, quality education for their children, and wholesale relief from the pandemic and structural inequality after a year that nearly broke us.

Above all, this election was about people like you and me, and the power of our vote. When this country needed you the most, you showed up, and for that, you should be proud.

We must recognize the tireless efforts of so many—activists, leaders, organizers, but most importantly, voters. On both sides of the aisle, this election has shaken this country to the core, and proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that every ballot counts.

The presidential election may have concluded, but the real work has begun. We must continue to protect the integrity of our democracy, and hold any and all elected officials accountable to their constituents.

We must never stop fighting to make sure this democracy serves all of us.

In Solidarity,

Derrick Johnson

President and CEO


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