RALEIGH, NC – NAACP North Carolina State Conference Executive Director Da’Quan Marcell Love issued the following statement in response to the unauthorized use of the NAACP name and logo by political campaigns:
“It has come to our attention that the NAACP’s name, wordmark, logo, and or insignia have been used in a manner that might suggest the Association’s endorsement of multiple political campaigns in North Carolina. We wish to clarify that such use is strictly prohibited, and it creates a false impression that the NAACP supports or endorses any political candidate.
My office has sent letters to multiple political campaigns requesting that they immediately cease and desist from using the NAACP name, wordmark, logo, and/or insignia in any manner that suggests an endorsement or affiliation with our organization. Each campaign promptly complied with our request.
Let this be a warning to all candidates for public office that the NAACP North Carolina State Conference takes seriously its 114 years-long commitment to not endorsing candidates for public office to ensure that the NAACP remains impartial and non-partisan in our pursuit of civil rights and social justice.
The NAACP North Carolina State Conference will always take swift and appropriate actions to protect the NAACP’s intellectual property and reputation.”