Virginia NAACP Alarmed By Remarks Made By Gubernatorial Candidate Kirk Cox

RICHMOND – The Virginia NAACP is alarmed after reviewing remarks made by gubernatorial candidate Kirk Cox earlier today on the John Fredericks radio show.

During the radio interview, found online here, former Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox stated: “I think some of the things, we could go further, than Georgia just did are very important.” Georgia has been in national news recently for passing a new wave of voter suppression laws, all of which the NAACP opposes.

In response, Virginia NAACP President Robert Barnette stated: “With the ink barely dry on the voter protection laws recently signed into law, Kirk Cox is focused on taking Virginia backward.” Barnette further said: “Let me be clear, the Virginia NAACP and our units across the Commonwealth stand ready to oppose any and all measures that will suppress the voting rights of Black Virginians and Virginians of color.”

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Founded in 1935, the Virginia State Conference of NAACP Branches (Virginia NAACP) is the oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization in the Commonwealth, overseeing over 100 NAACP branches, youth councils, and college chapters. The Virginia NAACP is focused on being the preeminent voice of Black Virginians and advocating for policies and programs to benefit Blacks and people of color. You can read more about the Virginia NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas by visiting

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