For Immediate Release Common Cause Congratulates Cornell Brooks on His Election as NAACP President

Written by Mary Boyle on May 23, 2014

Common Cause was pleased to learn that the NAACP has selected one of our national governing board members, Cornell W. Brooks, to lead the civil rights organization.

“In Cornell Brooks, the NAACP has found another strong, principled leader to build on its history as the nation’s most important civil rights organization,” said Common Cause President Miles Rapoport.

“Cornell’s commitment to a democracy that works for every citizen has marked his tenure on our national governing board and surely will enrich his tenure at the NAACP,” Rapoport said. “I’m delighted to congratulate him on this appointment and excited at the chance to continue working with him in his new capacity.”


Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest, and accountable government that works for the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard.

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

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