Voice for Equality: Alice Huffman

Huffman is the current President of the California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization.

She was appointed to Governor Jerry Brown's cabinet, served as the executive director for politics for the California Teacher's Association, and founded A. C. Public Affairs, a public affairs firm specializing in public and grass-roots advocacy.

In 2008, Huffman spoke throughout California in support of the freedom to marry as a civil right. Also under Huffman's leadership the State Conference joined forces with a half-dozen other civil rights organizations to file 30 Friend-of-the-Court briefs to overturn Proposition 8. Huffman said:

"We are not treating all Californians equally if some can marry and others cannot. The law should protect all people equally, and all Californians should have the choice to marry. I am honored to join other civil rights leaders in calling on our state to end its ban on marriage for lesbian and gay couples."

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