NAACP | NAACP Launches Massive Election Protection Campaign and Urges Voters to Report Problems

Michigan (October 30, 2020) – America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), has launched a massive election protection campaign in Michigan for Election Day; Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

“The right to vote is a fundamental right under the United States Constitution,” says Yvonne White, State President. “It is a right that millions of people have fought to protect and preserve since the birth of our democracy. Accordingly, any interference or intimidation with a citizen’s right to cast their ballot is illegal and will not be tolerated. The NAACP will be equipped to address any issue that may arise in Michigan.”

The NAACP Election Protection team is hard at work in Michigan and nationally to ensure that African Americans and other minorities are able to cast their ballot, and have their vote counted on Election Day. NAACP election challengers and poll watchers have been trained and are prepared to work all day. Command Centers will be located in target areas and will be ready to assist voters within their local jurisdictions. All locations will be available from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM on Election Day. The contact information for each command center is listed below.

“The NAACP believes that the promise of this nation can be made real for all of us, including students and young adults, and it all begins with voting,” says Kyra Mitchell, Youth & College Division President. “At the same time, the NAACP will not stand for violence or other tactics to suppress the vote.”

If you experience any problems voting or have questions, contact the nearest NAACP unit immediately or call the Voter Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) to report any issues. Volunteers will be available to provide support and legal assistance throughout the entire day.

While the NAACP will do everything we can to ensure that your vote counts, the success of this effort is in your hands — you must “Take Your Soles to the Polls” and VOTE! “Our Lives Depend On It.” #BlackVoicesChangeLives.

Michigan NAACP – Election Day Command Centers

  • Albion (517) 795-8887
  • Lenawee/Monroe Counties (517) 902-6223
  • Battle Creek (269) 261-2927
  • Macomb County (313) 664-2424
  • Detroit (313) 664-2424
  • Michigan State Conference (313) 835-9671
  • Flint (810) 938-2219
  • Muskegon (231) 343-2706
  • Grand Rapids (616) 633-8195
  • Oakland County (248) 760-6078
  • Grosse Pointes/Harper Woods (313) 220-6059
  • Port Huron (810) 531-8381
  • Jackson County (517) 914-2706
  • Saginaw/Bay City (989) 752-0614
  • Kalamazoo (269) 547-2860
  • Western Wayne County (313) 949-3133
  • Lansing (517) 719-9157
  • Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor (734) 717-8156

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About NAACP 

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP.

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization, and shares our commitment to equal rights.

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