Jul 15, 2013

100 Sigs per Second—NAACP Petition for Fed Civil Rights Action Draws Massive Volume

Heartening news.

The NAACP petition calling on the U.S. Dept of Justice to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman drew traffic so high Saturday night and Sunday that the petition site was drawing 100 signatures per second before the server crashed under the load.

You can still sign the NAACP petition, and several partner organizations are helping in a united front for justice, calling as well for a broader discussion on racial injustice in America.

Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, said on the Rachel Maddow show Monday night that the petition has now reached almost 1,000,000 signers nationwide, though this one-million mark is likely surpassed as you read

This massive outpouring happened despite servers crashing for some 13 hours under the volume on Sunday, Jealous said.

"The country has responded in a way that is just incredible," Jealous said on the Maddow show.

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