Ohio Democratic Party Statement on the Passing of Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement this morning on the passing of former NAACP Chairman and civil rights leader, Julian Bond, at the age of 75.

“America has lost one of its greatest civil rights icons and public servants,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “We at the Ohio Democratic Party remember and honor Julian Bond as a champion for change who fought against racial, social, and economic injustices in America.”

“Julian Bond was a gentle giant in the civil rights movement who dedicated his life to being a voice for the voiceless,” said former state Sen. and Ohio Democratic Party Engagement Chair Nina Turner. “He will be remembered in history books for centuries to come as a leader who was always on the front lines of the battle against racial injustice. I, as well as many other African American elected officials and activists, are indebted to him for his great work and will continue to carry the torch for justice in his honor.”