LWV and NAACP, the two oldest voting rights organizations in the U.S., are joining forces to help voters stay informed on changes to elections and voting in Virginia. NAACP formed in 1909–even before the League in 1920.
The Civic Engagement Committee of NAACP’s York-James City-Williamsburg branch works toward increased voter empowerment ethics through voter registration, voter education, voter turnout and continually providing information about crucial legislation on the state and national levels affecting the civil rights of African Americans and other citizens. The committee monitors, responds, and educates voters about shifting/developing Virginia voter identification requirements. This is done by partnering with other non-partisan groups in our voter empowerment efforts, and supporting social justice causes consistent with the NAACP mission.