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 reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act among countless others.
NAACP Washington Bureau
The NAACP Washington Bureau turns NAACP priorities, as approved by the National Board of Directors, into federal public policy through the legislative process. Priorities include:
- the promotion and protection of civil rights,
- securing a fair and equal criminal justice system,
- ensuring high-quality educational opportunities for all Americans,
- a fair labor environment, and
- securing affordable adequate housing and health care for all Americans.
Action Alert: Call your Senators TODAY at 202-224-3121, and urge them to HOLD the Supreme Court seat open. The Senate must wait until a new President is sworn in. Contact your Senators now.
Demand Congress pass emergency funding for the U.S. Postal Service by a veto-proof majority and immediately exercise desperately-needed oversight to ensure that delivery of mail in connection with the November election is unimpeded and untainted. Send a message to your Senators now.
The threat of the Coronavirus gets stronger every day. Call your Senators and urge them to pass an equitable relief package that puts people first. Afterward, show your support by
signing our petition.
View our Action Alerts to take fast action on current issues including:
- Justice Ginsburg’s seat
- The Response to the Pandemic
- John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020
- George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passes the US House and more.
Contact the NAACP Washington Bureau
1156 15th Street, NW Suite 915 Washington, DC 20005
(202) 463-2940 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Latest on Federal Advocacy
NAACP Federal Advocacy Resources and Tools
Legislative Primers, Political Activity Guides and Congressional TestimonyView Link >
Legislative Report Cards
Insight into the general voting patterns of their congressional representatives over the course of the year.View Link >
View all action alerts to take fast action to advocate on current issues.View Link >
How to Advocate Your Concerns Before Congress
Contact your federally elected representatives to let them know of your concerns, priorities, needs and desires.View Link >
How To Make the Most of Your Legislative Visit
A few things you can do to ensure you are as effective as possible during your meeting.View Link >
How to Set up a State Legislative Report Card
A tool to educate members and the general public on how their state legislators voted on issues of concern to the NAACP.View Link >