Fighting for Democracy

The NAACP, along with our half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States, are frontline advocates committed to raising awareness for political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens in the electoral process. With approximately 2,000 adult branches, youth councils, and college chapters in 49 states, 5 countries and the District of Columbia, the NAACP is actively engaged in increasing the African American responsiveness of citizens to be fully engaged in the democratic process.

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The Latest on Civic Engagement

Image for The NAACP Statement on the North Carolina Legislature’s HB2 Repeal Proposal

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement on the North Carolina Legislature’s Repeal of HB2.

Resources

2016 Civic Engagement Toolkit

Guidance in executing your voter registration and GOTV program.

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Civic Engagement 101

Get up to speed on the The Census, redistricting and election reform.

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NAACP's Historical View

In 2008 the African American voter turnout rate increased 4.9 percentage points, from 60.3% in 2004 to 65.3%.

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