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
The NAACP urges the Senate to pass the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system.
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.