Virginia NAACP Responds to Censure of State Senator Amanda Chase

RICHMOND (January 27, 2021) – Virginia State Conference NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the censure of State Senator Amanda Chase:

“As State Senator Amanda Chase sympathized with the insurrectionists who attempted a coup on our democracy through her words and actions, the Virginia State Conference NAACP called for her immediate censure by the Virginia Senate.

While the Virginia Senate took a step in the right direction today, it cannot be the last step. The Virginia Senate should not permit anyone who defends sedition and engages in race-baiting political theater to serve.”

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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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