Cover Letter from NAACP
Beginning in late August, 2007, the NAACP Washington Bureau sent
questionnaires to candidates for President of the United States from
both parties. It was made clear at the time that the responses
received would be reproduced and distributed to the NAACP members
and communities so that we could make informed decisions when going
to the polls.
The questionnaire contained questions on issues of crucial
importance to the NAACP and the communities we serve. The questions,
and the topics that were included in the questionnaire, all pertain
to the NAACP public policy priorities as adopted by the delegates at
our annual National Convention and confirmed by the NAACP National
Board of Directors. In each case, we asked the candidates to limit
their responses to 200 words or less.
Attached are the responses to the questionnaire, printed
verbatim. In no instance did NAACP staff change, alter or attempt to
editorialize any responses.
Should you have any questions or comments on the Presidential
Candidate questionnaire or on the NAACP position on any of the
issues contained within, please feel free to contact the NAACP
Washington Bureau at (202) 463-2940.
We hope that you find this a useful, effective and thoughtful
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