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Passaic NAACP president Jeffrey Dye

Dye ousted from NAACP

By David Wildstein, September 01 2019 5:37 pm

Jeffrey Dye has been removed as president of the Passaic NAACP and his membership in the organization has been suspended, according to Richard T. Smith, the NAACP New Jersey State Conference President and member of the NAACP national board.

Dye has been under fire for the last two weeks after anti-Semitic and anti-Latino statements made on his Facebook page caused Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration to fire Dye from his job at the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

“Jeffrey Dye has been removed as President of the Passaic NAACP Branch pending further action by the national Board of Directors,” Smith said in an e-mail.

Smith said that national NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson suspended Dye effective Friday and said the delay was due to Johnson being out of the country.

“Due to the fact that this matter is now a formal disciplinary matter, there will be no further comments or communications in regards to this matter,” Smith said.

Key Democratic leaders, including Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson) and Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff), New Jersey Democratic State Chairman John Currie, State Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge), Passaic County Freeholders TJ Best and John Bartlett, and State Assembly members Holly Schepisi (R-River Vale), Bob Auth (R-Old Tappan), Lisa Swain (D-Fair Lawn), Christopher Tully (D-Bergenfield) and Clinton Calabrese (D-Cliffside Park) called for Dye’s resignation.

The New Jersey Globe first reported Dye’s statements.

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