ISSUES


FEDERAL ADVOCACY
Since 1941 the NAACP has been the premier civil rights advocacy entity on Capitol Hill. The NAACP was a leading force behind the enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the 1991 Civil Rights Restoration Act and the 2002 Help America Vote Act, the most current re-authorization of the Voting Rights Act among countless others.
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EDUCATION
The NAACP works to ensure that all disadvantaged students and students of color are on the path to college or a successful career by ensuring access to great teaching, equitable resources, and a challenging curriculum. <<LEARN MORE>>


ENVIRONMENTAL & CLIMATE JUSTICE
The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue. <<LEARN MORE>>


HEALTH
The NAACP is committed to eliminating the racial and ethnic inequities that exist within our health care system that undermine communities of color their life opportunities and their ability to contribute fully to the common good. <<LEARN MORE>>


ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
The NAACP Economic Department’s work enhances the capacity of African Americans and other underserved groups through financial economic education; individual and community asset building initiatives; diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement; and monitoring financial banking practices. <<LEARN MORE>>


MEDIA DIVERSITY
The NAACP has fought against negative portrayals of people of color in film and television since “Birth of A Nation” in 1915.  Today the NAACP Hollywood Bureau is a satellite of the National office that deals with issues of diversity programming and minority employment in Hollywood, and oversees the production of the NAACP Image Awards. <<LEARN MORE>>


CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The NAACP advocates for smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.  <<LEARN MORE>>