Founded February 12, 1909, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization. The NAACP works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The St. Petersburg |Lower Pinellas County branch supports this mission locally.
NAACP Strategic Plan: Game Changers for the 21st Century. The six NAACP Game Changers address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work.
Economic Sustainability –
A chance to live the American Dream for all
A free, high-quality, public education for all
Health equality for all Americans including a healthy life and high-quality health care
Public Safety and Criminal Justice –
Equitable dispensation of justice for all
Voting Rights and Political Representation –
Protect and enhance voting rights and fair representation
Expanding Youth and Young Adult Engagement –
Young adult engagement will be key in policy research, development and advocacy on all levels
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