FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Da’Quan Love, Executive Director
Virginia NAACP Releases Statement on Not Guilty Verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse Case
RICHMOND – Virginia State Conference NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. issued the following statement following the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse Case:
“Like so many Americans, I am disappointed in the failure of the court to deliver justice in this precedent-setting trial. Today’s verdict proves once again that white supremacy remains alive and well, and the Virginia NAACP will continue its valiant efforts to continuously improve our justice system.”
ABOUT THE VIRGINIA NAACP
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 NAACPVA.org.