NAACP president steps down with plans to start PAC for minority candidates
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s president and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous announced Sunday he plans to resign from his position at one of the country’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations.
Jealous began at the NAACP five years ago when he was 35 years old, making him the youngest person to lead the organization. While he cited a desire to spend more time with his family, Jealous also told USA TODAY that he also plans to create the “EMILY’s List for colored people,” a PAC that would fundraise for minority candidates running for office.
H/T to Ellen Rolfes.