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The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution - the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
A chance to live the American Dream for all
Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security.
A free, high-quality, public education for all Every child will receive a free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education..
Health equality for all Americans including a healthy life and high-quality health care Everyone will have equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Equitable dispensation of justice for all Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military.
VOTING RIGHTS AND POLITICAL REPRESENTATION
Protect and enhance voting rights and fair representation. Every American will have free, open, equal, and protected access to the vote and fair representation at all levels of the political process. By protecting democracy, enhancing equity, and increasing democratic participation and civic engagement, African Americans will be proportionally elected to political office.