The NAACP will be holding a march to protest voter ID laws. In order to attend, all members are required to bring along a photo ID.
In a flier entitled “Important Dos and Don’ts for Marchers!!!,” the NAACP state at the top that all protesters conduct themselves “in accordance with the historic custom of the Civil Rights Movement.” They should also listen to their “marshals at all times” and follow the “Dos” and “Don’ts” underneath the opening paragraph. More hypocrisy is in store, like a chief SAFE Act ally being arrested for carrying a loaded gun into an elementary school.
Some of the Dos are sensible for any rally, such as, “look out for the elderly and the young” and “wear a hat and very comfortable shoes” (emphasis theirs).
Then there are ones that are common sense that you wouldn’t expect to have to tell people, such as “DO NOT intimidate, threaten, ostracize or degrade anyone,” and do not threaten commuters.
In the middle of the list, however, is a drastically ironic “Do.” To go to the rally, you are asked to have “photo identification (driver’s license, passport or other valid photo id) with you and keep it on your person at all times.”
Remember, this is a protest against needing a photo ID to take part in a fundamental responsibility of Americans… but to go to that protest, you are supposed to have an ID.
The last piece of advice that the flier gives is “Remember the ABC’s: Always Be Cool!!!!!”
You can read the entire document below: