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.
Civic Engagement Toolkit: Fighting for Democracy
The NAACP’s 2016 Civic Engagement Plan’s theme, Fighting for Democracy, is the overarching message that we will convey to voters in the targeted states that indeed, “Our Votes Matter!”
The Latest on Civic Engagement
Historic partnership will showcase excellence from the Diaspora and provide curriculum that celebrates the great civilizations of Africa
African American voters mobilized in part by the NAACP, turned out in huge numbers and played a decisive role in a special election, which elected the first Democratic Senator in Alabama in decades.
NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement on the North Carolina Legislature’s Repeal of HB2.