October 29, 2021

Da’Quan Love,
Marc Banks,

Virginia NAACP to Host National NAACP President and CEO and Black Congressional Leaders for Get-Out-The-Vote Weekend of Action

NORFOLK – Virginia State Conference NAACP (Virginia NAACP) President Robert N. Barnette Jr, Executive Director Da’Quan M. Love, and Political Action Chair Gaylene Kanoyton will host National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson for a historic Get-Out-The-Vote Weekend of Action.

This presidential visit comes at a critical time as the NAACP completes its 6-month, $750k campaign to mobilize Black voters in the Commonwealth’s November 2nd elections.


  • Derrick Johnson – President and CEO, NAACP
  • Robert N. Barnette, Jr. – President, Virginia State Conference NAACP
  • Da’Quan Marcell Love – Executive Director, Virginia State Conference NAACP
  • Gaylene Kanoyton – Political Action Chair, Virginia State Conference NAACP
  • Robert C. “Bobby Scott” – Chair of House Education and Labor Committee, Member of Congress
  • James E. “Jim” Clyburn – House Majority Whip, Member of Congress


  • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 12 NOON – 2 PM Black Voter GOTV Rally at Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA
    • Other events TBA – please email media contact for details
  • Sunday, October 31, 2021
    • Other events TBA – please email media contact for details


  • Hampton Roads, Virginia region


About NAACP (National)

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.

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.


Founded in 1935, the Virginia State Conference of NAACP Branches (Virginia NAACP) is the oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization in the Commonwealth, overseeing over 100 NAACP branches, youth councils, and college chapters. The Virginia NAACP is focused on being the preeminent voice of Black Virginians and advocating for policies and programs to benefit Blacks and people of color. You can read more about the Virginia NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas by visiting

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