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.Get to know the NAACP's plan for 2016 >
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!”
Mass mobilization in Washington D.C. of nearly 300 organizations representing the labor, peace, environmental, student, racial justice and civil rights movements sending a message to our legislative leaders: advance reforms to protect voting rights, and to get big money out of politics.
The Latest on Civic Engagement
NAACP National President and CEO Cornell William Brooks was charged with trespassing by local police after refusing to leave a Congressman’s district office in southwest Virginia on Monday.
The court ruled that 16 states no longer needed to pre-approve their voting changes with the federal government. These were the states with some of the longest and continuous histories of voting discrimination. Since then, our nation has witnessed the greatest assault on voting rights since the Jim Crow era.
This fall, voters will head to the polls for what will be the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In continuance of tradition, the NAACP has invited the Democratic and Republican presumptive nominees, Donald J. Trump and Hilary R. Clinton, to address NAACP membership and attendees at the convention.
2016 Civic Engagement Toolkit
Guidance in executing your voter registration and GOTV program.View Link >
Civic Engagement 101
Get up to speed on the The Census, redistricting and election reform.View Link >
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%.View Link >