St. Louis County NAACP now supports Missouri travel advisory
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis branch of the NAACP now "wholeheartedly supports" its national headquarters' decision to issue a travel advisory in Missouri amid concerns about a state law that rolls back discrimination protections for workers in the state.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the St. Louis County branch initially called on the national NAACP to rescind the advisory, saying it could hurt the region's economy and harm African-Americans working in the hospitality industry.
But on Saturday, the St. Louis County chapter said in a statement that it had a change of heart after additional study and consultation with its state conference.
The advisory cites a new law making it more difficult to sue for housing or employment discrimination.