The NAACP, along with our Local Branch Units, advocates, and activists throughout the State Of Louisiana, are frontline advocates committed to raising awareness for political, educational, social and economic equality for communities of color in the electoral and legislative process.
With Conference youth councils, college chapters and Branches in across Louisiana, the NAACP is actively engaged in increasing the African American responsiveness of citizens to be fully engaged in the democratic process.
As an organization, we know that if people of color and specifically black voters participated in elections at the same rate as whites have we would have a progressive majority. Black voters are skeptical of the political establishment, unhappy with candidate choices, frustrated with structural and institutional racism, slow job growth, no wage growth, the rising costs of health care, the rising cost of college and the rising cost of housing, and disturbed about police violence.
All these issues can and be addressed by electing the right individuals and passing the right legislation.
Focusing in on targeted voter registration and turn out in 2018 will set the stage for the next five years by ensuring equitable outcomes for all communities, creating the necessity for candidates to develop solutions to inequality including the census, redistricting and voting rights, and building capacity in key states.
It is through the NAACP infrastructure in states, our critical partnerships, and shared resources that we will shape our ability to be a formidable force this election.