On Monday, December 4, 2006, the NAACP and community activists from across the nation will rally at the U.S. Supreme Court as opening oral arguments are heard in two lawsuits in which the petitioners seek to have the Court bar race conscious measures used by the school districts to promote racial integration and equal opportunity. The ruling in these cases, Meredith v. Jefferson County Public Schools and Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District, will determine whether the race-conscious measures challenged in these two school districts pass constitutional analysis.
The NAACP will join a broad spectrum of organizations and individuals for the December 4th rally which will take place from 9:00am to noon. Additional information can be found on our website, http://www.naacp.org
If you are interested in organizing students from your college or university or individuals in your local community, to attend the rally on December 4th, please contact:
Stefanie L. Brown
NAACP Youth & College Division
Securing justice and equality has always been the primary focus of the NAACP. It is critical that we work together to ensure that equality and public school integration remain valued components of safeguarding American democracy. As a nation, we decided long ago that separate is inherently unequal. We cannot turn back now!
We appreciate your support in this fight to defend social justice in America.
** NOTE: The only official NAACP involvement on Dec. 4 is the rally at the Supreme Court. Any subsequent marches and/or rallies on Dec. 4 have not been sanctioned by the Association.