The NAACP Texas Call Center launched October 18--with a charge to call voters in Texas, Mississippi, California.
Blog — Civic Engagement
Apply for the NAACP Youth and College Campus Voting Rights Advocacy Grant.
We’re not going to settle for a legislature where people swear on the Bible to do one thing and then do something diametrically opposed to that. - North Carolina NAACP State Conference President William Barber
Since the 103rd Convention, the Voting Rights Initiative has led the fight for restoring the rights of people with former felony convictions and ending voter suppression across the country.
Returning citizens. That’s what the NAACP calls people returning to their communities after being incarcerated. And after they return home, we work tirelessly to restore their dignity – starting with their right to vote.
The North Carolina State Conference is organizing against egregious legislative attacks on the poor and working class in the state—watch this video to learn more about the actions on Moral Mondays.
Last week, the first of several pieces of legislation to aggressively restrict your right to vote passed the North Carolina House.
Read the results of the African-American voter data from the 2012 General Election.
Lauren Wilson, our new Digital Media Field Manager, will connect the field to digital media tools to use in civic engagement efforts.
During the Jim Crow Era, states erected all kinds of ridiculous and shameful barriers to prevent African Americans from voting. They required African Americans to pass complicated literacy tests. They forced black people to pay outrageous poll taxes. In some states, in order to vote, black people had to know how many bubbles were on a bar of soap or how many jelly beans were in a jar.
Less than four month before the 2012 elections, the NAACP voting rights initiative is working diligently to educate Americans on how to combat voter suppression tactics.
Ms. Smith was part of a delegation by the NAACP to bring the topic of voting rights before the UN's Human Rights Commission.
The act of casting a ballot that gets counted on Election Day is the nation’s great equalizer. For the NAACP in particular, unfettered access to the ballot box and the transformative potential of the franchise is inextricable from who we are and every bit what we must leave for future generations.
When all is said and done, millions could be disenfranchised by changes to voting laws in states around the country. Here's what you can do to help prevent it.
We all remember how important self-perception was when we were young. As we worked to shape our identity and learn from new experiences, our self-esteem could rise and fall faster than a 13-year old’s voice.