In 2008, a community organizer ,and a graduate of Columbia from a large democratic city, and from mixed race parents, ran for president and won. And now he's resigning and leaving office. Don't get so excited, I'm speaking about Ben Jealous of the NAACP.
Ben Jealous, who is only, 40, has decided, he wants to spend some time with his family. Jealous' two children are a boy, 1 year old and a girl, 7.
Under his leadership, Jealous spent much of his time arguing voter righrs and new voter laws in states acreoss the country. "We are on a real fight on voting rights, and it's likely to be a generational battle. It's being waged against us by people who are fully cognizant that in 2043, this country becomes majority people of color, and they're trying to hold on to the old order for as long as possible."
He said , he remains confidant that politicians such as including Democrats like civil rights movement veteran John Lewis and Republicans like James Sensenbrenner, a leading member of the House Judiciary Committee, would work on restoring the provisions of the Voter's Rights Act of 1965.
This would give Eric Holder to delay any state law, he feels would cost democrats votes. He doesn't need to make a case for his decision. He just does it. That's a dangerous precedent, no matter who is in charge. Holder, already has the power to sue any state, he feels passes laws only for the reason of stopping a class of voters. If he wins, the law is tossed. But then the losing state, is allowed to appeal the decision.
Jealous has also taken strong positions on easing restrictions to allow convicted frelons to have the right to vote, stronger gun rights and was outspoken on the self defense killing of Trayvon Martin. Jealous points out that in the past five years, donations to the NAACP has doubled.