NAACP on the Egregious Assault on Basic Human Rights

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ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH NAACP COMMUNICATIONS, PRESS AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE

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For Release June 27, 2022

NAACP on the Egregious Assault on Basic Human Rights

Compiled By Dr. John H. Cummings

On the day of and immediately after the SCOTUS recent decision of Roe v. Wade, the National office of NAACP at once shared the following important information:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision marks a significant regression of our country,” said NAACP General Counsel Janette McCarthy Wallace. “As a legal professional, I am horrified by this decision. As a Black woman, I am outraged to my core. The deciding Justices have ignored fundamental civil rights guaranteed by our Constitution and years of judicial precedent to advance a politically partisan agenda. There is no denying the fact that this is a direct attack on all women, and Black women stand to be disproportionately impacted by the court’s egregious assault on basic human rights. We must all stand up to have our voices heard in order to protect our nation from the further degradation of civil rights protections we have worked so hard to secure.”

“It is evidently clear at this time that the future of our democracy hangs in the balance. This Supreme Court is turning back the clock to a dangerous era where basic constitutional rights only exist for a select few. They’ve stripped away our right to vote, and now women have lost their right to their own body. What’s next?” said Portia White, Vice President of Policy and Legislative Affairs. “We cannot allow our future to rest in the hands of those determined to crush every bit of it. We need to fight back. Just this week, the NAACP and Vote.org formed an alliance to register and mobilize voters in what will be the most critical midterm election America has ever faced. If you’re not registered to vote, or know someone who isn’t, now is the moment. This is no time for anyone to sit on the sidelines.”

For further NAACP information and details including meeting, membership or other services, check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/NAACPOCFL, contact (407) 272-1596, send an email to ocflnaacp@gmail.com or visit the Orange County Branch NAACP on our revised website at www.orangecountynaacp.org, and we would love to have your participation in our branch.

For further information concerning NAACP membership, meetings or services please contact or visit us at (407) 272-1596, or ocflnaacp@gmail.com., social media including Facebook at www.facebook.com/NAACPOCFL/ and our website at www.orangecountynaacp.org.

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