NAACP to Host Two Night Election Coverage Special to Document Black Voter Experience in Pivotal Election Year


October 30, 2020

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WASHINGTON, DC – The NAACP will present a special election day coverage event on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, starting at 7 pm ET to bring forward timely, relevant, and authentic stories of the Black experience in critical cities and swing states from around the country. The NAACP will also host a Virtual National Town Hall on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 8 pm ET to review this pivotal election’s outcome and impact.

Over two nights, political analysts, pollsters, regional correspondents, concerned citizens, elected officials, and celebrity guests will join Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon for insights and analysis. The event will engage Black Americans and be live-streamed on NAACP, Ed Gordon Media platforms, and several streaming platforms.

“In one of the most critical election years, the NAACP is taking the lead to ensure our narratives, perspectives, and votes are documented and counted,” said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP. “As we know, voter suppression and intimidation are rampant and pose a significant threat to our civic participation. This two-day election coverage special will allow us to actively call these tactics out in real-time as Black Americans head to the polls.”

“We need a space that speaks directly to our concerns, a space that is a bit more authentic than what we normally see on cable and broadcast. We will provide that with this special coverage,” Gordon says.

The event will be streamed across multiple digital platforms including NAACP, BounceTV,, and Ed Gordon Media.

WHAT: NAACP Two Night Election Coverage

Election 2020 (The Reckoning)

WHEN: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Coverage starts at 7 PM EST.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Coverage starts at 8 PM EST.


  • Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
  • Ed Gordon, journalist
  • Congresswoman Marcia Fudge
  • Jemele Hill, journalist
  • Aisha Moodie-Mills, Political Commentator, Public Affairs & Social Impact Advisor
  • Marc Lamont Hill, author, activist, and journalist
  • Michael Eric Dyson, author, Georgetown University sociology professor, New York Times contributing opinion writer
  • Mark Thompson, social justice activist & veteran radio host
  • Terrence Woodbury, HIT Strategies
  • Henry Fernandez, CEO, Fernandez Advisors



Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

The NAACP is a c4 organization (contributions are not tax-deductible), and we have a partner c3 organization known as NAACP Empowerment Programs (contributions are fully tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS).

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization, and shares our commitment to equal rights.

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