The leader of the Spokane NAACP, Rachel Dolezal, canceled a chapter meeting Monday where she was expected to speak about the furor sparked over her racial identity.

Her parents have said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years.

Dolezal sent out an email Sunday cancelling the meeting "due to the need to continue discussion with regional and national NAACP leaders." Some, however, questioned whether she had the power to do so.

KREM-TV in Spokane, quoting from an email thread sent to NAACP members, says the head of the chapter's executive committee questioned whether Dolezal had the right to arbitrarily cancel the meeting.

Some are planning a demonstration Monday night calling for Dolezal to step down.