NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Vice Presidential Debate

“[Last night’s] debate was a historic moment. This was the first time a Black Woman has ever participated in a general election debate. The candidates discussed COVID-19, social justice and the Supreme Court. The importance of these topics cannot be overstated, as they impact every aspect on Black American’s lives – from our health to our livelihood to our right to vote.

“This debate has reinforced why this is the most consequential election of our lifetime, and we must ensure that every voice is heard and ballot counted. The current administration’s record of failed leadership is clear, Moreover, we need leadership in this country that cares about all of us – not just the privileged few. In this election, the power of the Black community will determine its outcome. That’s why it is important to know where to vote, and be prepared to help friends and neighbors overcome any obstacles


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