Every 10 years, a national census is conducted, counting every person living in the United States. Census results are used by federal and local governments to distribute over $400 billion dollars every year in much needed aid to local educational, employment, housing, health care and veteran services. In addition, political representation in the House of Representatives and Congressional, state and local electoral district lines are also drawn using census data.
The goal of the NAACP Criminal Justice Department is to advocate for and advance a better public safety system that reduces the reliance on prisons as means of solving social problems, advances effective law enforcement and removes barriers to voting and employment for formerly incarcerated people. The Criminal Justice Department will accomplish its goal in ways that is responsive to individual needs and builds stronger families and communities.
The NAACP is committed to eliminating the racial and ethnic disparities in our health care system that plague people of color in the United States. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence and mortality rates from chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Additionally issues like HIV and infant mortality have continued to overwhelm the Black community. Systemic imbalances in the health care delivery system disproportionately affect African Americans and Latinas more than their White counterparts.
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All aboard, we are filled to capacity on our bus to DC for the inauguration. Wish us nice weather as become a part of American History.
Just got off a National NAACP call talking about the NAACP position on gun control and what we should be doing locally.Talking points coming