Pine Bluff NAACP branch receives fine, letter of caution from state for campaign practices

Pine Bluff Branch NAACP has consented to receive a public letter of caution and a $150 fine after the Arkansas Ethics Commission found the organiza...

August 26, 2023
4:48 PM

Pine Bluff Branch NAACP has consented to receive a public letter of caution and a $150 fine after the Arkansas Ethics Commission found the organization failed to comply with registration and reporting requirements for a campaign conducted against the renewal of a sales tax. The commission determined the NAACP chapter violated state law by receiving or spending more than $500 to "expressly advocate the qualification, disqualification, passage or defeat of a ballot measure" without filing a statement of organization and financial reports with the commission, according to a letter from Graham Sloan, director of the commission.

Will Langhorne