The NAACP organization has been helpful in seeking out justice in every major civil rights issue in the last century, the 1954 Brown v. the Board of Education desegregation case, the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, and the passage of the 1964 and 1965 Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. In the more recent years, the NAACP has been somewhat on the down fall, being battered by financial and problems as well as questions of how best to move forward and what moves to make in the near future. In 2007, the organization laid off more than a third of staff because of a budget shortfall and the groups reputation was thrown in flames in the mid 90s when the president of the organization was fired for using organization money to settle a sexual harrasment claim being made against him. Ever since the organization has been sort of trying to find themselves. The organization currently has 250,000 paid members compared to its all time high 10 years following the Brown v. Board of Education decision 600,000 members.