Progress requires policies. We work to turn the Black community's priorities into federal public policy through the legislative process. Civic engagement, racial equity, and supportive policies and institutions are in our DNA.
A legacy on Capitol Hill
Working with elected officials and presidential administrations is one approach to our work on issues that impact the Black community, including economic opportunity, education, and criminal justice reform.
Work continues to ensure civil rights and social justice for all.
Our legislative priorities
- The promotion and protection of civil rights
- Securing a fair and equal criminal justice system
- Ensuring high-quality educational opportunities for all Americans
- A fair labor environment
- Securing affordable adequate housing and health care for all Americans
Taking our demands to Capitol Hill
Race & Justice
Racial equity and justice through discourse and policy change
A world-class education for all students
Mobility and a thriving Black economy
Advocacy & Litigation
Fair and just representation for all by standing up for our rights in the courts and in Congress
Health & Well-being
An inclusive culture of health and equitable social health systems
Demand Educational Freedom in Florida
Take swift action to make sure Florida does not modify the curriculum of the proposed AP African-American Studies course designed with the help of respected Black scholars.
Justice for Victims of Camp Lejeune
The NAACP Office of the General Counsel, working with the law firm DiCello Levitt, plans to file lawsuits on behalf of victims of the Camp Lejeune poisoning.
Meet the Experts
Learn more about NAACP's federal advocacy.
Chief Strategy Officer
Jamal R. Watkins
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Advancement
Vice President, Policy and Legislative Affairs
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