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National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement Supporting President Obama’s Nomination of Mayor Anthony R. Foxx as Secretary of Department of Transportation

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Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), issued the following statement today on President Obama’s nomination of The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Mayor of City of Charlotte, NC, to serve as Secretary of Transportation: On behalf of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, we are […]

Black Women Get the Job Done

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Washington, DC – Over 300 Black women from ten states traveled to the US Capitol last week to urge representatives to pass policies and programs that empower Black and underserved families, especially single mothers and the working-poor. Issues the women addressed as they visited the offices of their congressional leaders included: public education, gun violence […]

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Applauds Judge Simpson’s Postponement of Voter ID Requirement in PA

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Washington, DC – The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) issued the following statement in response to Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson’s decision to postpone the state’s new voter identification requirement: Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of NCBCP and convener, Black Women’s Roundtable said, “I commend Judge Simpson for recognizing the fact that […]

Black Women’s Roundtable Shifts the Focus to the Issues and Voting Power of Black Women at the Republican and Democratic Conventions

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Washington, DC – In their continuing efforts to make Black women’s issues a top priority and remind elected officials and candidates of the voting power of Black women, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Women’s Roundtable co-hosted nonpartisan round table discussions in conjunction with the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, FL, […]

Black Women’s Roundtable Applauds the Supreme Court Ruling On The Affordable Health Care Act

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Washington, DC – Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement on Supreme Court Ruling On Health Care Reform: “For decades the lack of access to health care has been a critical issue for low-income, middle-income and self-employed American’s. The historic ruling […]

The American People are Watching: Congress Needs To Focus on the Serious Issues America Faces and Stop the Attack on Attorney General Eric Holder

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By Melanie L. Campbell – On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for withholding documents involving the botched Fast and Furious weapons operation which started under a previous administration. A very serious investigation into this failed operation is underway. Lives were lost so […]

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Statement on the Court’s Decision on Florida’s Restrictive Voter Registration Law

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Washington, DC – Following are statements from Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener, Black Women’s Roundtable and Salandra Benton, director of The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Florida Black Women’s Roundtable regarding the recent court decision on Florida voting law […]

Open Letter From Rev. Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, Rev. Joseph Lowery & Melanie Campbell

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May 11, 2012 (New York, NY) – Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition for Black Civic Engagement, joined Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of NAACP, and Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Icon and President Emeritus of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, to release this […]