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NAACP Looks to UN in Fight Against Increasing US Voter Suppression

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 The NAACP is sending representatives next week to a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland to argue that minority community members are facing clear voter suppression efforts in the United States, NAACP President Ben Jealous said during a press call on Thursday.
 
McClatchy reports: "The Geneva appearance is part of an NAACP strategy rooted in the 1940s and 1950s, when the group looked to the United Nations and the international community for support in its domestic battle for civil rights for blacks and against lynching."

"This will be the first time in decades that we as an organization are before the council with a specific complaint about actions being taken here in the US," Jealous said during the call. "The first time was in 1947, when W.E.B. Du Bois delivered his speech and appealed to the world." And continued:

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