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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Birthday NAACP!

Today we celebrate the 103rd birthday of the NAACP! The NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization and for over a 100 years, it is the NAACP that has the largest youth membership of young African Americans under the age of 25, it is the NAACP that has registered over 10 million African Americans to vote in the past decade, it is the NAACP who has put 100% of all efforts to eliminate the "War on Drugs" that has resulted in almost 1 million African Americans in prison today, and it will be the NAACP that will continue to organize and mobilize in courtrooms, neighborhoods, and campuses all around this country as we continue to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination everywhere.

So today we celebrate. We celebrate a legacy and a future. We are the NAACP! Fired up and ready to go!

Thank You,

DeAndre Jones

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