NAACP Mourns the Loss of Bob Edgar

President and CEO of Common Cause fought fiercely for good government

The NAACP mourns the passing of Bob Edgar, President and CEO of Common Cause. Edgar was 69 years old.

“Bob was a hero. He devoted his life to advancing the cause of good government,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “He knew that the best way to protect any of our rights is to protect our basic democratic rights. He fought passionately for every American to have an equal voice and an equal chance to participate in our democracy. Bob was a great friend to the NAACP and to all organizations fighting for social justice.”

The NAACP has worked closely with Common Cause in recent years, most notably on the Democracy Initiative. For more information on his life, visit


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