NAACP’s Ben Jealous: The Koch brothers did us a favor


 Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement Colored People, seems to be everywhere these days: there’s hardly an issue embraced by the progressive community on which his name doesn’t pop up.Perhaps you saw him in the documentary, Koch Brothers Exposed, pushing back against the billionaire Tea Party funders, and their bankrolling of attempts to roll back voting rights and to re-segregate a school system in North Carolina.Or maybe you saw him on cable television, explaining the NAACP’s support for marriage equality, or leading the charge to save the life of Troy Davis, an inmate put to death for a crime many believe he did not commit. Then there’s the new NAACP report, co-produced with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization and the Indigenous Environmental Network, issued on his watch, about the dangers of climate change and coal-fired power plants.Continue Reading…

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NAACP’s Ben Jealous: The Koch brothers did us a favor


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