National Initiatives

The local unit strives to keep in step with issues affecting our local community.  We advocate alongside our national and state associations on topics that impact the freedom and rights of a diverse group of people.

Our first areas of concern are the civil rights of those in the community we serve.  We rely on position statements directed by our national office, and consider the approach for defending these issues in the community where we serve.

Here you will find information about Initiatives that are directed and supported by our national office.  We support these initiatives as a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

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In July 2017 and again in January 2018, President Trump nominated attorney Thomas A. Farr to a life-time appointment as a judge to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  The NAACP strongly opposes this nomination; throughout his career, Mr. Farr has consistently supported and worked for efforts to intimidate, misinform, or otherwise disenfranchise African American voters.

For more information on this problematic nomination, or to find out how you can advocate against this problematic nominee, please take a few minutes to review the attached Action Alert.

Thank you,

Hilary

FARR 2- 18

 

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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.

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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

The NAACP Economic Department recognizes the importance of the economy and economic issues in advancing an equal opportunity society and aims to address the challenging economic realities facing our country including poverty, lack of jobs and disproportionate high unemployment, lack of affordable housing, foreclosures, etc. The NAACP Economic Department’s work enhances the capacity of African Americans and other under-served groups through financial economic education; individual and community asset building initiatives; diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement; and monitoring financial banking practices.  Read more.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE  

The NAACP advocates for smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.  Read more.