On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, the NAACP hosted a Tele-Town Hall to demand legislative action to combat the rise of gun violence, domestic terrorism, and white supremacy. The event brought leaders and activists together in a conversation on how organizers can fight back against the surge of white supremacy and domestic terrorism that is attacking our communities.
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson along with Congressman Bobby Scott and Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley answered questions from callers on mass shootings, racist child separation policies at the border, and white nationalism. They were joined by Lecia Brooks from Southern Poverty Law Center and Matt Deitsch from March for Our Lives.
The Tele-Town Hall allowed concerned citizens and civically engaged partners a chance to discuss strategies on how they can use their power to create change in a meaningful way.
About the NAACP:
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.