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Making an impact

Our legacy of fighting for Black futures is strong and the impact of our work is felt in communities across the U.S.

With more than 2 million members and 112 years of experience, we work to make sure Black voices are heard, demands are met, and Black excellence is amplified.

In 2020:

  • We litigated and won a pivotal Supreme Court case, NAACP v. Trump, that prevented the administration from rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), thus protecting the safety and futures of almost 700,000 DACA recipients, including many from the African Diaspora.
  • We recruited and activated nearly 200,000 volunteers, whosent more than 20 million texts, 4.5 million pieces of direct mail, 4 million individual emails, and made 675,000 phone calls to Black potential voters, urging them to vote and providing information about how and when to do so.
  • We took to the federal courts, in conjunction with national allies and state and local NAACP units, to challenge the government's inadequate preparation and/or lack of transparency about their plans to count people of color in the 2020 Census, and to block the government's intention to end the census early.
  • The national moratoriums on evictions, foreclosures, negative credit reporting, and utility suspensions were a direct result of advocacy led by the NAACP.
  • We collaborated with Beyonce's BeyGOOD Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund to provide 20 business owners with $10,000 grants to help keep them afloat.
  • To tackle our mission to diversify the entertainment industry, we partnered with CBS Television Studios to create content for broadcast and streaming. We will work to establish a dedicated team of executives and infrastructure to acquire, develop and produce programming. The partnership will focus on producing premium content that expands the number of diverse voices contributing to an ever-evolving society, and by telling inclusive stories that increase the visibility and impact of Black artists in a growing media landscape.

And we're not done.

Learn more about the issues we're working to tackle.

Working toward a more just world

We mobilize voters

In the most consequential election in memory, it was essential for Black people to vote in massive numbers in 2020. And vote we did. NAACP played a crucial role, partnering with the data science firm GSSA to develop new tools and strategies for voter education and turnout during the COVID-19 pandemic. We built our program using cutting-edge data science combined with the engine of traditional organizing: the power of person-to-person connection.

NAACP: Still Fighting for you

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What we're working on

Advocacy in action: Environment and climate justice

Through outreach and training, we engaged Black coal miners, meat packers, and steelworkers with union and labor organizations to discuss the priorities of Black workers and families to ensure a just transition to a renewable energy economy.

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