About the NAACP


  • Vote
  • Live where you want to live
  • Attend the school and college of your choice
  • Pursue jobs and careers that were off limits to Blacks and other minorities

And today the NAACP continues to fight for many things including…

  • Equal economic opportunities
  • Educational opportunities
  • The prevention of racial discrimination on the job.
  • The elimination of Hate Crimes and police brutality
The NAACP is at work all across the nation. But we work especially hard in the Lone Star State.
In Texas, the NAACP has…
  • Fought to open doors for the first  African American and female Texas Ranger
  • Led efforts to pass Hate Crime laws, criminal justice reform, and employment discrimination laws at the state level
  • Fought for your rights in Texas Congressional Redistricting
  • Fought for those wrongfully accused of drug trafficking in Hearne and Tulia
  • Ensured African American  representation in government and private business
  • In El Paso, we have succeeded in  opening doors for  employment in various aspects of our community and county

In El Paso, as well as throughout the  state, we continue to fight for the prosecution  of bad police officers, and for a fair and  equitable school system

NAACP Mission Statement
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens; achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; remove all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic process; seek to enact and enforce federal, state and local laws securing civil rights; inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seek its elimination; educate persons as to their constitutional rights and take all lawful action in the furtherance of these principles.

NAACP Vision Statement
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

Why Join the NAACP?
Membership is Power! Your membership is invaluable to the continued existence of NAACP advocacy initiatives, outreach programs and litigation efforts. As our membership grows, so does our opportunity to make a difference. The NAACP has been leading the effort for social justice for nearly 100 years. Anyone who supports the mission of the NAACP, irrespective of race, religion, political affiliation and ideology, can become a member of the Association. The Association is comprised of thousands of Units (Branches) and tens of thousands of members and volunteers nationwide. Unyielding in our purpose, the NAACP ensures the political, education, social and economic equality of minority group citizens through democratic processes.


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