Update: NAACP Condemns Bonner's Dirty Tricks

The NAACP has issued a statement condemning the sleaze-tactics of Bonner and Associates. Excerpt:

"The NAACP is appalled that an organization like Bonner and Associates would stoop to these depths to deceive Congress.  In this case Bonner and Associates are exploiting the African-American Community to achieve their misdirected goal.  These tactics illustrate that discriminatory tactics normally used to deceive voters are now being used to deceive the Congress," stated Hilary O. Shelton, Director of the NAACP's Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy.

The American Clean Energy and Security Act, sponsored by Congressman Edward Markey and Congressman Henry Waxman, contains provisions that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create grants for green jobs.

"These letters that were sent to members of Congress in the name of the NAACP are completely false and the NAACP is diametrically opposed to the claims made in the correspondence." 

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