NAACP Leaders Head to Geneva in Fight Over Voter-ID Laws

The NAACP hopes the U.N. will pressure states to change their voter-ID laws, which the group calls a violation of human and civil rights.

NAACP President Benjamin T. Jealous (Getty Images)

“The U.N. is the world’s forum for both promoting and defending democracy,” Jealous said. “In these hyper-partisan times in the U.S., we believe it is important for them to weigh in on what is happening here in our democracy. Our democracy is precious, not just to the citizens of this country but to the world.”