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.

They envision a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.


To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States.


To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof.

Youth Engagement

To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination.

Voting & Political Representation

To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes.

Environmental & Climate Justice

To address the many practices that are harming communities nationwide and worldwide and the policies needed to rectify these impacts.

Public Safety & Criminal Justice

To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights.