KNOW THE ISSUES

Game Changers

ACP Strategic Plan: Game Changers for the 21st Century For more than a century the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has worked to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Inspired by the force and commitment of The Call of 1909, which denounced the growing oppression of people of color and mobilized thousands to work to bring this discrimination to an end, the NAACP seeks to establish a strategic direction as it embarks on developing The New Call for the 21st Century. The five NAACP Game Changers below address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work.

Health

Health equality for all Americans including a healthy life

Everyone will have equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.  We work diligently to provide equality for all.

Economic Stability

A chance to live the American Dream for all

Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security and a chance to live the American Dream in a modern world we live in today.

Education

A free, high-quality, public education for all

Children will receive a free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by several diverse opportunities for vocational or university education.

Public Safety

Equitable dispensation of justice for all

Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end.

Voting Rights

Protect and enhance voting rights and fair representation

Every American will have free, open, equal, and protected access to the vote and fair representation at all levels of the political process.

Advocacy & Litigation

The path to justice requires that we challenge federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and policies to ensure equal protection.

A thoughtful look at American history reveals that the nation’s laws were never meant to serve Black Americans. But we strive to make the laws work for us through litigation at the national and local levels.

Through affirmative litigation, we aim to further our mission to ensure equitable treatment and opportunities when it comes to voting rights, education, economic empowerment, criminal justice, and health, including environmental justice.