The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
- To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
- To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
- To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
- To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
- To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
- To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.
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.
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE NAACP HELPED LEAD THE FIGHT SO THAT YOU CAN…
- 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
- 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